Review of Recent Antitrust Books (2009-2010)

11 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2010 Last revised: 9 Mar 2011

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Spencer Weber Waller

Loyola University Chicago School of Law


The following is a compilation of book reviews and notices of notable books I have prepared over the past two years as U.S. Book Review editor for the World Competition Law & Economics Review and/or for the web site for the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University Chicago. All are short, none are deeply analytical. A couple of the books discussed were published in 2008, but I did not get around to reviewing them until at least 2009. Review of notable antitrust books from 2008-2008 can be found at Each of the current reviews highlight work that addresses different needs of the academic and practicing bar, and even includes a book or two of general interest to antitrust professionals. This is not intended as a comprehensive list of publications in the field, but rather those works that crossed my desk and appealed to me enough to review. The reviews are arranged by the date of publication of the review and include: 1) ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Proof of Conspiracy Under Federal Laws (2010). 2) ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Antitrust class action Handbook (2010). 3) ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Competition as Public Policy (2010). 4) David Gerber, Global Competition: Law, markets and Globalization (2010). 5) Lloyd Constantine, Priceless: The Case that Brought Down the Visa/Mastercard Bank Cartel (Kaplan 2009). 6) Michael A. Carrier, Innovation for the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law (Oxford University Press 2009). 7) ABA Section of Antitrust Law, issues in Competition Law ans Policy (2008), 8) Gary L. Reback, Free the Market! Why only the Government can Keep the Marketplace Competitive (Portfolio Books 2009). 9) ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Antitrust and Associations Handbook (2009). 10) How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark: The Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on U.S. Antitrust (Robert Pitofsky ed. Oxford University Press 2008). 11) E. Thomas Sullivan & Jeffrey L. Harrison, Understanding Antitrust Law and its Economic Implications, (LexisNexis 2009).

Keywords: antitrust, class actions, conspiracy, visa, mastercard, innovation, intellectual property, microsoft, trade associations, chicago school, law and economics

JEL Classification: D4, K21, L1, L42, L4, L40, L41, L42

Suggested Citation

Waller, Spencer Weber, Review of Recent Antitrust Books (2009-2010). Loyola University Chicago School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-007, Available at SSRN: or

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