E-Commerce Essay

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European Commission, DG Internal Market and Services Unit E2

STUDY ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACT
OF THE ELECTRONIC COMMERCE

DIRECTIVE
FINAL REPORT | 7 SEPTEMBER 2007

Study on The Economic Impact of the Electronic Commerce Directive

COLOPHON

Authors

Dr. Claus Kastberg Nielsen, Mr. Christian Jervelund, Ms. Karin Gros Pedersen, Ms. Benita Rytz, Mr. Eske Stig Hansen, Mr. Jacob Lind Ramskov

Client Date:

DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission 7 September 2007

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Study on The Economic Impact of the Electronic Commerce Directive

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Executive Summary.........................................................................................................4 Preface 6

Chapter 1 Main
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Small and large firms ...........................................................................................42 3.4. Prices and productivity ........................................................................................45 Chapter 4 The long run potential gains from the Directive.....................................58 4.1. Knowledge and enformcement ............................................................................58 4.2. Scope ..................................................................................................................60 4.3. Trigger ................................................................................................................66 References 68

Appendix A: The Electronic Commerce Directive ........................................................70 Appendix B: Replies to questionnaire from expert group members ..............................71 Appendix C: Results from firm interviews ....................................................................72 Appendix D: Econometric results .................................................................................73 Appendix E: Methodological challenges and data shortcommings ...............................74

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Study on The Economic Impact of the Electronic Commerce Directive

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This study provides some early estimates of the effect of the Electronic Commerce Directive (hereinafter the Directive). The directive

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