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Did We Avoid Historical Failures of Antitrust Enforcement During the 2008-09 Financial Crisis?

11 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2010  

Daniel A. Crane

University of Michigan Law School

Date Written: February 5, 2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Antitrust, Sherman Act, Historical Failures

JEL Classification: K21

Suggested Citation

Crane, Daniel A., Did We Avoid Historical Failures of Antitrust Enforcement During the 2008-09 Financial Crisis? (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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1548676

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