Antitrust in the New Economy

11 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2000

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Richard A. Posner

University of Chicago Law School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: November 2000


In this paper Judge Posner addresses the application of the antitrust laws to computer software and related "new economy" industries. He argues that antitrust doctrine is sufficiently supple to cope adequately with the legal and economic issues of antitrust policy presented by these industries but that the institutional framework of antitrust is inadequate; antitrust cases move too slowly and the antitrust community lacks the necessary technical expertise. He proposes several partial solutions to these problems.

Suggested Citation

Posner, Richard A., Antitrust in the New Economy (November 2000). Available at SSRN: or

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