Harvard Law School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
Harvard Law and Economics Discussion Paper No. 575
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 157
JEL Classification: K21, L12, L13, L40, L41, L42
Date posted: February 6, 2007