Consumer Choice as the Best Way to Recenter the Mission of Competition Law

COMMON GROUND FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION LAW, Edward Elgar, ed., Academic Society for Competition Law, 2010

19 Pages Posted: 24 Jun 2010  

Robert H. Lande

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

This article will (1) define the consumer choice approach to competition law or antitrust law and show how it differs from other approaches; (2) discuss the types of situations where a consumer choice focus is likely to make a difference in enforcement outcomes, producing better results than the other paradigms; (3) show that another important advantage of using the consumer choice approach would be to nudge decisions in the right direction; and (4) offer a brief overview of implementation issues.

This is a chapter of a forthcoming ASCOLA book, and is a condensation and update of Neil W. Averitt & Robert H. Lande, 'Using The "Consumer Choice" Approach to Antitrust Law', Antitrust Law Vol. 74, 2007, available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1121459

Keywords: Antitrust, Competition Law, Consumer Protection Law, consumers, consumer welfare, Chicago school, post-Chicago school

JEL Classification: K19, K21, K39, L4, L49

Suggested Citation

Lande, Robert H., Consumer Choice as the Best Way to Recenter the Mission of Competition Law (2010). COMMON GROUND FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION LAW, Edward Elgar, ed., Academic Society for Competition Law, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1624885 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1624885

Robert H. Lande (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

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