These pages provide an overview of the research by Prof. Büthe and his research team on the economic and political consequences of competition law and policy.  The research on economic effects seeks to complement and improve upon the substantial body of research about such effects through greater focus on the conditions under which the stipulated effects should hold, a focus on under-researched economic effects that are particularly salient for public policy, and better data. The research on political effects breaks new ground in systematically analyzing, both theoretically and empirically, benefits of competition advocacy that are frequently loosely invoked but to the best of our knowledge have never been systematically examined.
Please select from the menu on the left to learn more about the rationale for, and key objectives of, this line of research—or to read brief summaries of the published articles, chapters, and/or work-in-progress focused on the political and economic consequences of competition law and policy.