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Best Practices for Expert Economic Opinions – Key Element of Forensic Economics in Competition Law

  • Christian Ewald
  • Kai Hüschelrath
  • Heike Schweitzer
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Part of the ZEW Economic Studies book series (ZEW, volume 48)

Abstract

In October 2010 the Bundeskartellamt, the independent German federal competition authority, published for the first time a formal notice that sets forth binding quality standards for expert testimony provided by economists.2 The publication of these ‘Best Practices’ signifies the increasing importance of economic reasoning and methods in German competition law enforcement. The Best Practices are first and foremost intended to make sure that the interaction between economic experts drawn upon by the parties to a case, competition authorities and the courts contributes effectively to sound decision making.

Keywords

Expert Opinion Guidance Document Competition Policy Competition Authority Expert Testimony 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Ewald
    • 2
  • Kai Hüschelrath
    • 1
    • 2
  • Heike Schweitzer
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)MannheimGermany
  2. 2.WHU Otto Beisheim School of ManagementVallendarGermany
  3. 3.University of MannheimMannheimGermany

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