Antitrust Economics

Antitrust Economics
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Author: Roger D. Blair,David L. Kaserman
Pages: 481
ISBN: STANFORD:36105064259976
Release: 2009
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The second edition of Antitrust Economics provides a thorough treatment of the economic theory that both motivates (and to varying degrees) guides the design and enforcement of the antitrust laws of the United States. Citing relevant legislation and landmark court cases, the text offers a comprehensive analysis of both horizontal and vertical antitrust issues and uses economic theory to evaluate antitrust policy throughout. The clear, accessible prose in Antitrust Economics explains the theory/policy cycle and provides thorough analysis of market structure and business conduct as they relate to antitrust policy. The text moves fluidly from theory to real world court cases to public policy, making it ideal for upper-level economics majors or law school courses in antitrust law.

Handbook of Antitrust Economics

Handbook of Antitrust Economics
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Author: Paolo Buccirossi
Pages: 687
ISBN: UOM:39015077605528
Release: 2008
Editor: Mit Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Experts examine the application of economic theory to antitrust issues in both the United States and Europe, discussing mergers, agreements, abuses of dominance, and the impact of market features. Over the past twenty years, economic theory has begun to play a central role in antitrust matters. In earlier days, the application of antitrust rules was viewed almost entirely in formal terms; now it is widely accepted that the proper interpretation of these rules requires an understanding of how markets work and how firms can alter their efficient functioning. The Handbook of Antitrust Economics offers scholars, students, administrators, courts, companies, and lawyers the economist's view of the subject, describing the application of newly developed theoretical models and improved empirical methods to antitrust and competition law in both the United States and the European Union. (The book uses the U.S. term "antitrust law" and the European "competition law" interchangeably, emphasizing the commonalities between the two jurisdictions.) After a general discussion of the use of empirical methods in antitrust cases, the Handbook covers mergers, agreements, abuses of dominance (or unilateral conducts), and market features that affect the way firms compete. Chapters examine such topics as analyzing the competitive effects of both horizontal and vertical mergers, detecting and preventing cartels, theoretical and empirical analysis of vertical restraints, state aids, the relationship of competition law to the defense of intellectual property, and the application of antitrust law to "bidding markets," network industries, and two-sided markets. Contributors Mark Armstrong, Jonathan B. Baker, Timothy F. Bresnahan, Paulo Buccirossi, Nicholas Economides, Hans W. Friederiszick, Luke M. Froeb, Richard J. Gilbert, Joseph E. Harrington, Jr., Paul Klemperer, Kai-Uwe Kuhn, Francine Lafontaine, Damien J. Neven, Patrick Rey, Michael H. Riordan, Jean-Charles Rochet, Lars-Hendrick Röller, Margaret Slade, Giancarlo Spagnolo, Jean Tirole, Thibaud Vergé, Vincent Verouden, John Vickers, Gregory J. Werden

Multi Market Antitrust Economics

Multi Market Antitrust Economics
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Author: Scott Gilbert
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9783319693866
Release: 2017-12-01
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Antitrust economics is a field that draws extensively on the economic theory of industrial organization, and the field's frontier is at the cutting edge of economic research. This book bridges the gap between introductory texts and advanced research volumes by presenting select themes in antitrust economics and modeling. All from a neoclassical perspective, the author begins by discussing classic monopoly, continues to add more markets to the mix—via spillover effects and horizontal/vertical mergers—and then explores logical ties to international trade and regulated industries. While brief and selective, the method provides a basic analytical reference point for approaching special antitrust topics not covered here, such as tying, bundling, and exclusive dealing. Such analytics are sometimes likened to a rational defense of monopoly and related anti-competitive behavior, but are essential to explicating antitrust economics from a mainstream Western economic vantage.

The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics

The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics
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Author: Roger D. Blair,D. Daniel Sokol
Pages: 632
ISBN: 9780199859191
Release: 2015
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

More than any other area of regulation, antitrust economics shapes law and policy in the United States, the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In a number of different areas of antitrust, advances in theory and empirical work have caused a fundamental reevaluation and shift of some of the assumptions behind antitrust policy. This reevaluation has profound implications for the future of the field. The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics has collected chapters from many of the leading figures in antitrust. In doing so, this two volume Handbook provides an important reference guide for scholars, teachers, and practitioners. However, it is more than a merely reference guide. Rather, it has a number of different goals. First, it takes stock of the current state of scholarship across a number of different antitrust topics. In doing so, it relies primarily upon the economics scholarship. In some situations, though, there is also coverage of legal scholarship, case law developments, and legal policies. The second goal of the Handbook is to provide some ideas about future directions of antitrust scholarship and policy. Antitrust economics has evolved over the last 60 years. It has both shaped policy and been shaped by policy. The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics will serve as a policy and research guide of next steps to consider when shaping the future of the field of antitrust.

Lectures on Antitrust Economics

Lectures on Antitrust Economics
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Author: Michael Dennis Whinston
Pages: 249
ISBN: 0262731878
Release: 2008
Editor: MIT Press (MA)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An account of the economics behind antitrust law, discussing recent developments in the areas of price fixing, horizontal mergers, and exclusionary vertical contracts.

The Antitrust Revolution

The Antitrust Revolution
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Author: John E. Kwoka,Lawrence J. White
Pages: 468
ISBN: STANFORD:36105021566000
Release: 1994
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Economics of Regulation and Antitrust

Economics of Regulation and Antitrust
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Author: W. Kip Viscusi,Joseph Emmett Harrington,David Edward Michael Sappington
Pages: 966
ISBN: 9780262038065
Release: 2018
Editor: Mit Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A thoroughly revised and updated edition of the leading textbook on government and business policy, presenting the key principles underlying sound regulatory and antitrust policy. Regulation and antitrust are key elements of government policy. This new edition of the leading textbook on government and business policy explains how the latest theoretical and empirical economic tools can be employed to analyze pressing regulatory and antitrust issues. The book departs from the common emphasis on institutions, focusing instead on the relevant underlying economic issues, using state-of-the-art analysis to assess the appropriate design of regulatory and antitrust policy. Extensive case studies illustrate fundamental principles and provide insight on key issues in regulation and antitrust policy. This fifth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, reflecting both the latest developments in economic analysis and recent economic events. The text examines regulatory practices through the end of the Obama and beginning of the Trump administrations. New material includes coverage of global competition and the activities of the European Commission; recent mergers, including Comcast-NBC Universal; antitrust in the new economy, including investigations into Microsoft and Google; the financial crisis of 2007-2008 and the Dodd-Frank Act; the FDA approval process; climate change policies; and behavioral economics as a tool for designing regulatory strategies.

Antitrust Law and Economics

Antitrust Law and Economics
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Author: Keith N. Hylton
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9781849805285
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this outstanding new book Professor Keith Hylton and his collaborators examine what antitrust law has become over the past ten years, a time in which economic analysis has become its undisputed core. What has become of the old antitrust doctrine, what are the new issues for the immediate future? This book brings together the leading experts to examine this silent revolution at the core of US domestic policy. Mark Grady, UCLA School of Law, US Hylton s Antitrust Law and Economics brings together many of the best authors writing in antitrust today. Their essays range widely, covering proof of agreement under the Sherman Act, group boycotts, monopolization and essential facilities, tying and other vertical restraints, and merger policy. The writing is clear, accessible but still technically sophisticated and comprehensive. This book represents the best in contemporary antitrust scholarship, by authors who understand and are able to communicate the centrality of economic analysis to antitrust. No antitrust lawyer, serious antitrust student, or antitrust economist should be without this book. Herbert Hovenkamp, University of Iowa College of Law, US This comprehensive book provides an extensive overview of the major topics of antitrust law from an economic perspective. Its in-depth treatment and analysis of both the law and economics of antitrust is presented via a collection of interconnected original essays. The contributing authors are among the most influential scholars in antitrust, with a rich diversity of backgrounds. Their entries cover, amongst other issues, predatory pricing, essential facilities, tying, vertical restraints, enforcement, mergers, market power, monopolization standards, and facilitating practices. This well-organized and substantial work will be invaluable to professors of American antitrust law and European competition law, as well as students specializing in competition law. It will also be an important reference for professors and graduate students of economics and business.

Antitrust Economics for Lawyers

Antitrust Economics for Lawyers
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 163284608X
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown

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Lectures on Antitrust Economics

Lectures on Antitrust Economics
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Author: Michael Dennis Whinston
Pages: 249
ISBN: UCSC:32106018543451
Release: 2006
Editor: Mit Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Antitrust law regulates economic activity but differs in its operation from what is traditionally considered "regulation." Where regulation is often industry-specific and involves the direct setting of prices, product characteristics, or entry, antitrust law focuses more broadly on maintaining certain basic rules of competition. In these lectures Michael Whinston offers an accessible and lucid account of the economics behind antitrust law, looking at some of the most recent developments in antitrust economics and highlighting areas that require further research. He focuses on three areas: price fixing, in which competitors agree to restrict output or raise price; horizontal mergers, in which competitors agree to merge their operations; and exclusionary vertical contracts, in which a competitor seeks to exclude a rival. Antitrust commentators widely regard the prohibition on price fixing as the most settled and economically sound area of antitrust. Whinston's discussion seeks to unsettle this view, suggesting that some fundamental issues in this area are, in fact, not well understood. In his discussion of horizontal mergers, Whinston describes the substantial advances in recent theoretical and empirical work and suggests fruitful directions for further research. The complex area of exclusionary vertical contracts is perhaps the most controversial in antitrust. The influential "Chicago School" cast doubt on arguments that vertical contracts could be profitably used to exclude rivals. Recent theoretical work, to which Whinston has made important contributions, instead shows that such contracts can be profitable tools for exclusion. Whinston's discussion sheds light on the controversy in this area and the nature of those recent theoretical contributions. Sponsored by the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics Volume 1

The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics  Volume 1
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Author: Roger D. Blair,D. Daniel Sokol
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780190201609
Release: 2014-11-03
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

More than any other area of regulation, antitrust economics shapes law and policy in the United States, the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In a number of different areas of antitrust, advances in theory and empirical work have caused a fundamental reevaluation and shift of some of the assumptions behind antitrust policy. This reevaluation has profound implications for the future of the field. The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics has collected chapters from many of the leading figures in antitrust. In doing so, this two volume Handbook provides an important reference guide for scholars, teachers, and practitioners. However, it is more than a merely reference guide. Rather, it has a number of different goals. First, it takes stock of the current state of scholarship across a number of different antitrust topics. In doing so, it relies primarily upon the economics scholarship. In some situations, though, there is also coverage of legal scholarship, case law developments, and legal policies. The second goal of the Handbook is to provide some ideas about future directions of antitrust scholarship and policy. Antitrust economics has evolved over the last 60 years. It has both shaped policy and been shaped by policy. The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics will serve as a policy and research guide of next steps to consider when shaping the future of the field of antitrust.

Antitrust Law and Economics in a Nutshell

Antitrust Law and Economics in a Nutshell
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Author: Ernest Gellhorn
Pages: 425
ISBN: STANFORD:36105044610405
Release: 1981
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Antitrust Economics on Trial

Antitrust Economics on Trial
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Author: Walter Adams,James W. Brock
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9781400862559
Release: 2014-07-14
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Is it the central purpose of American antitrust policy to encourage decentralization of economic power? Or is it to promote "consumer welfare"? Is there a painful trade-off between market dominance and economic "efficiency"? What is the proper role of government in this area? In recent years the public policy debate on these core questions has been marked by a cacophony of divergent opinions--theorists against empiricists, apostles of the "new learning" against defenders of the traditional structure-conduct-performance paradigm, "laissez-faire" advocates against "interventionists." Utilizing a distinctively innovative format, Walter Adams and James Brock examine these issues in the context of a courtroom dialogue among a proponent of the new learning (Chicago School), a prosecuting attorney, and a U.S. district judge. In contrast to bloodless "scientific" treatises or ideologically inspired polemical tracts, this book lays bare the central arguments in the debate about free-market economics and the latent assumptions and disguised terminology on which those arguments are based. The dialogue is both gripping and entertaining--designed by the authors to be reminiscent at times of the Theater of the Absurd. Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Global Antitrust Economics Current Issues in Antitrust and Law Economics

Global Antitrust Economics   Current Issues in Antitrust and Law   Economics
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Author: Douglas H. Ginsburg,Joshua D. Wright,Elisa Ramundo
Pages: 148
ISBN: 1939007488
Release: 2016-03-21
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Concurrences Review in partnership with the Global Antitrust Institute of the Law & Economics Center held the Global Antitrust Economics Conference at George Mason University School of Law on May 29, 2015. is book presents contributions on five current issues in Antitrust and Law & Economics: Use and abuse of economic evidence in antitrust cases Market definition v. Market power: Can they be reconciled? Coordination issues: Information exchange and price signaling Negotiating settlements & remedies: Do you really need to consent? Corporate liability & individual liability: Double-paying?"

Antitrust and the Triumph of Economics

Antitrust and the Triumph of Economics
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Author: Marc Allen Eisner
Pages: 302
ISBN: 0807819557
Release: 1991
Editor: UNC Press Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Eisner contends that Reagan's economic agenda, reinforced by limited prosecution of antitrust offenses, was an extension of well established trends. During the 1960s and 1970s, critical shifts in economic theory within the academic community were transmitted to the Antitrust Division and the FTC--shifts that were conservative and gave Reagan a background against which to operate. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Predatory Pricing in Antitrust Law and Economics

Predatory Pricing in Antitrust Law and Economics
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Author: Nicola Giocoli
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781317859635
Release: 2014-01-10
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Can a price ever be too low? Can competition ever be ruinous? Questions like these have always accompanied American antitrust law. They testify to the difficulty of antitrust enforcement, of protecting competition without protecting competitors. As the business practice that most directly raises these kinds of questions, predatory pricing is at the core of antitrust debates. The history of its law and economics offers a privileged standpoint for assessing the broader development of antitrust, its past, present and future. In contrast to existing literature, this book adopts the perspective of the history of economic thought to tell this history, covering a period from the late 1880s to present times. The image of a big firm, such as Rockefeller’s Standard Oil or Duke’s American Tobacco, crushing its small rivals by underselling them is iconic in American antitrust culture. It is no surprise that the most brilliant legal and economic minds of the last 130 years have been engaged in solving the predatory pricing puzzle. The book shows economic theories that build rigorous stories explaining when predatory pricing may be rational, what welfare harm it may cause and how the law may fight it. Among these narratives, a special place belongs to the Chicago story, according to which predatory pricing is never profitable and every low price is always a good price.

Research Handbook on the Economics of Antitrust Law

Research Handbook on the Economics of Antitrust Law
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Author: Einer Elhauge
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9780857938091
Release: 2012
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One might mistakenly think that the long tradition of economic analysis in antitrust law would mean there is little new to say. Yet the field is surprisingly dynamic and changing. The specially commissioned chapters in this landmark volume offer a rigorous analysis of the field's most current and contentious issues. Focusing on those areas of antitrust economics that are most in flux, leading scholars discuss topics such as: mergers that create unilateral effects or eliminate potential competition; whether market definition is necessary; tying, bundled discounts, and loyalty discounts; a new theory of predatory pricing; assessing vertical price-fixing after Leegin; proving horizontal agreements after Twombly; modern analysis of monopsony power; the economics of antitrust enforcement; international antitrust issues; antitrust in regulated industries; the antitrust-patent intersection; and modern methods for measuring antitrust damages. Students and scholars of law and economics, law practitioners, regulators, and economists with an interest in industrial organization and consulting will find this seminal Handbook an essential and informative resource.

Antitrust Law Economics Review

Antitrust Law   Economics Review
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Author: Thomas M. Hiura
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B4461401
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Handbook of Antitrust Economics Economic Evidence in Antitrust Defining Markets and Measuring Market Power

Handbook of Antitrust Economics  Economic Evidence in Antitrust  Defining Markets and Measuring Market Power
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Author: Paolo Buccirossi
Pages: 687
ISBN: 0262524775
Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book features experts who examine the application of economic theory to antitrust issues in both the United States and Europe, discussing mergers, agreements, abuses of dominance, and the impact of market features. Over the past twenty years, economic theory has begun to play a central role in antitrust matters. In earlier days, the application of antitrust rules was viewed almost entirely in formal terms; now it is widely accepted that the proper interpretation of these rules requires an understanding of how markets work and how firms can alter their efficient functioning. The "Handbook of Antitrust Economics" offers scholars, students, administrators, courts, companies, and lawyers the economist's view of the subject, describing the application of newly developed theoretical models and improved empirical methods to antitrust and competition law in both the United States and the European Union. (The book uses the U.S. term "antitrust law" and the European "competition law" interchangeably, emphasizing the commonalities between the two jurisdictions.) After a general discussion of the use of empirical methods in antitrust cases, the Handbook covers mergers, agreements, abuses of dominance (or unilateral conducts), and market features that affect the way firms compete. The chapters examine such topics as analyzing the competitive effects of both horizontal and vertical mergers, detecting and preventing cartels, theoretical and empirical analysis of vertical restraints, state aids, the relationship of competition law to the defense of intellectual property, and the application of antitrust law to "bidding markets," network industries, and two-sided markets

Understanding Antitrust and Its Economic Implications

Understanding Antitrust and Its Economic Implications
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Author: E. Thomas Sullivan,Jeffrey L. Harrison
Pages: 489
ISBN: STANFORD:36105062032136
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: