Damages Regimes on Both Sides of the Atlantic: An Economic Critique

24 May 2017
Prof. Dr. Frank Maier-Rigaud

While there is a long history of damages claims in the US, interest in damage quantification is growing in other parts of the world due to the large number of recent cartel cases in the EU. In an article published in The Antitrust Bulletin, NERA Managing Director Prof. Dr. Frank Maier-Rigaud offers an economics-focused comparison of the EU and US regimes. The article sheds light on the cross-national economic thinking of damage quantification by providing a description of the economic relationships that are relevant for the assessment and quantification of damages and by identifying the discrepancies between the underlying economics and the legal regimes in the US and EU.