China’s Anti-Monopoly Law: What is the Welfare Standard?

Review of Industrial Organization, Forthcoming

USC CLEO Research Papers Series No. C11-18

USC Legal Studies Research Papers Series No. 11-25

31 Pages Posted: 2 Sep 2011 Last revised: 20 Nov 2011

Pingping Shan

OnPoint Analytics, Inc.

Guofu Tan

University of Southern California - Department of Economics

Simon Wilkie

University of Southern California Law School

Michael A. Williams

Competition Economics LLC

Date Written: November 18, 2011

Abstract

China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) sets forth the country’s antitrust enforcement policies. We investigate what welfare standard the AML seeks to maximize by examining both its stated language and, via revealed preference, the antitrust actions taken by the Anti-Monopoly Enforcement Authority.

Suggested Citation

Shan, Pingping and Tan, Guofu and Wilkie, Simon and Williams, Michael A., China’s Anti-Monopoly Law: What is the Welfare Standard? (November 18, 2011). USC CLEO Research Papers Series No. C11-18; USC Legal Studies Research Papers Series No. 11-25. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1920885

Pingping Shan

OnPoint Analytics, Inc. ( email )

2000 Powell Street
Suite 860
Emeryville, CA 94608
United States

Guofu Tan

University of Southern California - Department of Economics ( email )

3620 South Vermont Ave. Kaprielian (KAP) Hall, 300
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States
213-740-3520 (Phone)

Simon Wilkie

University of Southern California Law School ( email )

699 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

Michael A. Williams (Contact Author)

Competition Economics LLC ( email )

2000 Powell Street
Suite 510
Emeryville, CA 94608
United States

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