Competition Law

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David J. Gerber

Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology

Date Written: 2002


This report treats the law of a single system, the antitrust law of the United States, but it is explicitly comparative, because it views U.S. antitrust law from the perspective of the transnational “harmonization” of competition law. It develops the idea of “harmonization potential” as a tool for analyzing the processes of convergence and harmonization. It then applies this concept to U.S. antitrust law. It thus focuses on the law of the U.S. as it relates to this harmonization process.

Keywords: competition law, antitrust law, harmonization potential, convergence, legal systems

JEL Classification: K19, K21, K23, K42

Suggested Citation

Gerber, David J., Competition Law (2002). 50 American Journal of Comparative Law (supp. 2002). Available at SSRN:

David J. Gerber (Contact Author)

Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology ( email )

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Chicago, IL 60661-3691
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