Antitrust

157 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2007  

Louis Kaplow

Harvard Law School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Carl Shapiro

University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business

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Date Written: January 2007

Abstract

This is a survey of the economic principles that underlie antitrust law and how those principles relate to competition policy. We address four core subject areas: market power, collusion, mergers between competitors, and monopolization. In each area, we select the most relevant portions of current economic knowledge and use that knowledge to critically assess central features of antitrust policy. Our objective is to foster the improvement of legal regimes and also to identify topics where further analytical and empirical exploration would be useful.

JEL Classification: K21, L12, L13, L40, L41, L42

Suggested Citation

Kaplow, Louis and Shapiro, Carl, Antitrust (January 2007). Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 575. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=961264 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.961264

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Carl Shapiro

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