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Expansion and Contraction in Monopolization Law


Michal S. Gal


University of Haifa - Faculty of Law

Avishalom Tor


Notre Dame Law School

Spencer Weber Waller


Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law - Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies

May 25, 2010

Antitrust Law Journal , Vol. 76, No. 3, p. 653, 2010

Abstract:     
This article introduces a special symposium issue of the Antitrust Law Journal based on a conference on monopolization. It argues that monopolization law has been experiencing simultaneous expansion and contraction processes that are not wholly contradictory but at least partly complementary. Specifically, the authors suggest that the contraction of monopolization law in the United States and the EU might serve to facilitate its expansion and increased importance worldwide, providing other antitrust regimes with more focused and effective tools to address the challenges involved in regulating dominant firms. Moreover, monopolization law's increased reach internationally also has made its refinement and rationalization all the more important for jurisdictions seeking to avoid the harmful chilling effects associated with excessive enforcement in this area. Finally, the contraction of monopolization law might also be motivated by external pressures, resulting from spillover effects. A better understanding and evaluation of these expansion and contraction trends is therefore likely to necessitate their joint rather than separate evaluation in future antitrust scholarship.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 10

Keywords: Antitrust, Competition Law, Dominant Firm, Monopoly, Monopolization, Attempted Monopolization, Abuse of Dominance, European Union, Multinational Firms, Multinational Corporations

JEL Classification: F12, F15, K21, l12, l40, l41

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Date posted: June 27, 2010  

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Gal, Michal S. and Tor, Avishalom and Waller, Spencer Weber, Expansion and Contraction in Monopolization Law (May 25, 2010). Antitrust Law Journal , Vol. 76, No. 3, p. 653, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1615745

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Michal S. Gal (Contact Author)
University of Haifa - Faculty of Law ( email )
Mount Carmel
Haifa, 31905
Israel
HOME PAGE: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog/GALCOM.html
Avishalom Tor
Notre Dame Law School ( email )
P.O. Box 780
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0780
United States
Spencer Weber Waller
Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law - Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies ( email )
25 E. Pearson
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
312-915-7137 (Phone)
312-915-7201 (Fax)

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