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ACM conference Impact Assessment 2016: presentation Duso

21-12-2016

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) organised a conference on “Impact Assessment of Interventions of Competition and Consumer Authorities”, to pay tribute to the ten-year anniversary of the ACM’s (former NMa’s) Chief Economist Office. The conference took place in Amsterdam on November 16, 2016.

This document is the presentation of Tomaso Duso (DIW Berlin and DICE) from the session “Telecom and Energy Regulation”. Tomaso Duso talks about the ex-post evaluation of the E.ON abuse of dominance case, a study performed for DG Competition. He focuses on the wholesale market where given the characteristics of the market, market power can result in very high prices. In this case, E.ON divested production capacity and its extra-high voltage network. Tomaso presents whether these divestures were sufficient to solve the problem.

The discussion of this presentation is from Anneke François (ACM).