"Market Definition in Monopoly Cases: A Paradigm is Missing,"

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Lawrence J. White

New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Department of Economics

Date Written: March 2005

Abstract

The question of market definition for monopolization cases and thus the issue of the possession of market power by the defendant is crucial for the outcome of these cases. However, unlike antitrust merger analysis, where the DOJ-FTC Horizontal Merger Guidelines has provided a successful paradigm for market definition, monopolization cases lack a guiding market definition paradigm. This chapter addresses this issue, shows the problems that arise when a market definition paradigm is absent, and offers some partial remedies. The best remedy, though, would be the development of a suitable market definition paradigm for these cases.

Keywords: antitrust, monopolization, market definition

Suggested Citation

White, Lawrence J., "Market Definition in Monopoly Cases: A Paradigm is Missing," (March 2005). NYU Working Paper No. EC-05-18. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1282542

Lawrence J. White (Contact Author)

New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Department of Economics ( email )

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