The Scope of Liability for Antitrust Violations

William H. Page, The Scope of Liability for Antitrust Violations, 37 Stanford L. Rev. 1445 (1985)

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 37, 1985

68 Pages Posted: 30 May 2009

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William H. Page

University of Florida - Levin College of Law

Date Written: May 29, 2009

Abstract

This article, published in 1985, defines the scope of antitrust liability by reconciling the doctrines of antitrust injury and standing with the standard of optimal deterrence. Under the proposed approach, the antitrust injury inquiry provides a first approximation of the optimal penalty by limiting recovery to harms that are proportional to the offense's harm to economic efficiency. The standing inquiry provides a second approximation by limiting the right to sue to those classes of plaintiffs whose antitrust injury is least costly to calculate and involves the lowest risk of error.

Keywords: antitrust, antitrust injury, standing, optimal deterrence

JEL Classification: d61,k21,k41,k42,l41

Suggested Citation

Page, William Hepburn, The Scope of Liability for Antitrust Violations (May 29, 2009). William H. Page, The Scope of Liability for Antitrust Violations, 37 Stanford L. Rev. 1445 (1985); Stanford Law Review, Vol. 37, 1985. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1411750

William Hepburn Page (Contact Author)

University of Florida - Levin College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States

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