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Modelling the macroeconomic impact of competition policy

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This study conducts a number of model simulations aimed at assessing the macroeconomic impact of competition policy interventions by the European Commission over the period 2012- 2019. The study is a collaborative effort of the Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), the Directorate General for Competition (DG COMP) and the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN). The study’s assessment of the impact of competition policy interventions is useful both for competition advocacy and for defending the legitimacy of Commission’s competition policy interventions. Advocacy and legitimacy arguments are more effective when supported by strong evidence and sound economic analysis.

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