Using Economics to Improve Antitrust Policy

26 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2004  

Dennis W. Carlton

University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Abstract

This paper discusses the benefits and limitations of several recent trends in the use of economics to analyze antitrust questions. It explains the connection between HHI analysis and merger simulation, and also critically discusses structural estimation and critical loss analysis.

Keywords: Antitrust and Industrial Organization

JEL Classification: L40, L00

Suggested Citation

Carlton , Dennis W., Using Economics to Improve Antitrust Policy. Columbia Business Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=558363

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