Antitrust Conversations with Nobel Laureates

Concurrentialiste Review, 2018

39 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2018 Last revised: 24 Sep 2019

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Thibault Schrepel

Harvard University (Berkman Center); Utrecht University School of Law; University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; Sciences Po

Date Written: March 1, 2018


This publication features conversations on antitrust law with Nobel Prize laureates in Economics and aims at understanding how useful their work could be to antitrust law. Given the rigor and importance of their body of work, antitrust scholars, lawyers, officials, and anyone who's interested in antitrust would benefit from studying them even though their writings do not deal directly with antitrust-related issues. These conversations point out which articles should be read first, what they contain and to what extent they can improve antitrust law. They also offer ideas for papers to be developed in dedicated studies.

These experts offer nuanced, useful, and sometimes surprising insights on the evolving interface between antitrust law and economics. This is an exclusive window into the thoughts of Nobel Laureates, their current projects, and how their work can inform the antitrust enterprise.

Three conversations were first published in March 2018, with:
- Edward C. Prescott
- Angus S. Deaton
- Oliver D. Hart

Three new conversations were then added in May 2018, with:
- A. Michael Spence
- Alvin E. Roth
- Robert J. Aumann

One new conversation was finally added in September 2019, with:
- Vernon L. Smith

Keywords: Nobel, Antitrust, Consumer Welfare, Conversations, Competition Law, Policies

JEL Classification: K21, D01, D18, D20, D40, D60, E00, E60, K20, L12, L13, L22, L40, L41, L42, L43, L44, L49, L51, L53,

Suggested Citation

Schrepel, Thibault, Antitrust Conversations with Nobel Laureates (March 1, 2018). Concurrentialiste Review, 2018. Available at SSRN:

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