New publication by BECCLE’s Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui: “Competition law through an Ordoliberal Lens”

BECCLE’s Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui has recently publish the article ‘Competition law through an Ordoliberal Lens’, dealing with the Ordoliberalism as a competition policy has been published in the last issue of the Oslo Law Review.

The paper is available at the Oslo Law Review’s website…



Ordoliberalism is a German school of economic thought that advocates regulating the free market economic based on a set of state-imposed rules guaranteed by the economic constitution to impose a competitive order in society. It proposes an alternative method to pure laissez-faire and stateplanned economy for the better regulation of the market economy by having as goals the protection of the competitive process and individual freedom. In this article I submit that ordoliberalism, an indigenous European competition policy, is an adequate economic and analytical tool to base the practice and decision-making of competition law. My aim is twofold: contribute to the discussion on what ordoliberalism is in general and in particular concerning competition policy, and offer a refreshed perspective on an ordoliberal-oriented competition policy.