Did We Avoid Historical Failures of Antitrust Enforcement During the 2008-09 Financial Crisis?
Daniel A. Crane
University of Michigan Law School
February 5, 2010
Antitrust Law Journal , Forthcoming
U of Michigan Law & Econ, Empirical Legal Studies Center Paper No. 10-006
U of Michigan Public Law Working Paper No. 185
This introductory essay for a symposium on antitrust enforcement during economic crises provides a brief historical overview of the failures of antitrust enforcement during major economic crises and wars in the first half of the twentieth century. It then considers the reasons that historical narrative breaks off in the second half of the twentieth century and asks whether there is evidence of its revival during the recent economic crisis.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 11
Keywords: Antitrust, Sherman Act, Historical Failures
JEL Classification: K21
Date posted: February 6, 2010