Cartel Federalism? Antitrust Enforcement by State Attorneys General
25 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2012 Last revised: 2 Nov 2012
Date Written: 2005
Largely in connection with the Microsoft litigation, the antitrust enforcement authority of state attorneys general, in their parens patriae capacity, has generated acrimonious debate. Perhaps the only point of genuine agreement is the complaint over the lack of reliable empirical evidence on state antitrust enforcement. This Essay attempts to make a modest contribution to the data front and a more ambitious and provocative contribution to the theoretical debate.
Keywords: Microsoft litigation, cartel federalism, state attorney general
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