Competition & Regulation Institute

Designing the ratio of free competition and regulation is one of the civil society’s core challenges in the 21st century. While the competition- and anti-trust-law shall guarantee the market participants’ freedom and the consumers’ welfare, it is primarily the intervention of the state which promotes competition through regulation in specific areas. This leads to a shift of borders between “private” and “public” as well as to a movement of the borders between economics and law. Due to the complexity of the resulting questions no scientific discipline is able to provide useful solutions on their own.