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Don't Take It Seriously: Essays in Law and Economics in honour of Roger Van den Bergh

Edited by: Michael Faure, Louis Visscher, Wicher Schreuders

ISBN13: 9781780686790
Published: September 2018
Publisher: Intersentia Publishers
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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‘Don’t take it seriously’ is a quote from the ‘Erasmus Mundus song’, written by Roger Van den Bergh at the occasion of the Erasmus Mundus recognition of the European Master in Law and Economics. Or, as Roger likes to call it, the European Master in Law and Comics. This quote is so characteristic of Roger, that it now serves as the title of this Liber Amicorum, with which we express our friendship with and gratitude towards Roger, for his outstanding contribution to Law and Economics.

Through his combined part-time chairs in Law and Economics in several countries, his subsequent appointment in Rotterdam to the first full-time chair in Law and Economics in Europe, as well as his long presidency of the European Association of Law and Economics, Roger has advanced and shaped the development of the Economic Analysis of Law.

This Liber Amicorum brings together the contributions of 43 authors, in honour of Roger Van den Bergh. The contributions encompass many different topics, which reflects Roger’s broad research interests. They are grouped together in four parts: Competition Law and Economics, Public Law and Economics, Private Law and Economics and Developments in Law and Economics. Many of the contributions contain links to Roger’s work, as well as the authors’ personal reflections on the importance of Roger for their work. This personal touch makes this Liber Amicorum, truly, a Friends Book for Roger.

Law and Economics
Part 1. Competition Law and Economics
Chapter 1. Intel and the Tale of Rebates: The (More) Economic Approach to the Rescue!
Chapter 2. Cooperative Governance and the EU Merger Review Guidelines
Chapter 3. Ownership and Monopoly: A Tricky Relationship
Chapter 4. The Dominance of Market Definition: Use or Abuse?
Chapter 5. The EU Fining Policy: A Law & Economics Analysis
Chapter 6. Beyond Competition Law
Chapter 7. Privacy as a Competition Law Concern? Lessons from Facebook/Whatsapp
Chapter 8. Converting Antitrust Law to the Big Data Era?
Chapter 9. Internet Platforms: To Regulate, or Not to Regulate?
Part 2. Public Law and Economics
Chapter 10. Towards Evidence-Based Professional Regulation
Chapter 11. European Regulation of the Liberal Professions?
Chapter 12. The International System of Intellectual Property from the Perspective of the Economics of Legal Federalism
Chapter 13. A Quick Guide to Behavioural Federalism
Chapter 14. Welcome in Brussels on the Rhine
Chapter 15. Financial Regulation and the Euro
Chapter 16. Effect Analysis in Dutch Telecommunications Law
Chapter 17. Trumping Recidivism: Assessing the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy
Chapter 18. Did BP Pay a Reputational Penalty for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill?
Chapter 19. The Integrated Communications System: An Exotic Way to Protect Information Pluralism (
Chapter 20. Towards an Economic Analysis of Deliberative Democracy
Part 3. Private Law and Economics
Chapter 21. Cooling-Off Periods, Still Hot Twenty Years Later
Chapter 22. Reflections on the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal
Chapter 23. Mass Damages in the Netherlands
Chapter 24. Damage Insurance With or Without Legal Expenses Insurance
Part 4. Developments in Law and Economics
Chapter 25. The Rise, Fall and Rise of Law & Economics in Europe
Chapter 26. Lawyer 2.0!
Chapter 27. The Solidarity Motive
Chapter 28. Pitfalls in the Economic Analysis of Law
Chapter 29. Complexity and the Law
Chapter 30. Old Law is Cheap Law