Antitrust as Consumer Choice: Comments on the New Paradigm

15 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2007  

Spencer Weber Waller

Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law - Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies

Abstract

Neil Averitt and Robert Lande have for some time been writing about consumer choice as a new paradigm for antitrust. In this comment, I both praise and extend the consumer choice paradigm and provide concrete examples of both cutting edge and familiar antitrust issues where consumer choice can help anchor sound antitrust decision-making by both the enforcement agencies and the courts.

Keywords: antitrust, consumer choice, non-price restraints, resale price maintenance, monopolization, price discrimination

JEL Classification: K22, K42, L11, L12, L13, L40, L41, L42

Suggested Citation

Waller, Spencer Weber, Antitrust as Consumer Choice: Comments on the New Paradigm. University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 62, No. 535, 2001. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=982937

Spencer Weber Waller (Contact Author)

Loyola University of Chicago, School of Law - Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies ( email )

25 E. Pearson
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
312-915-7137 (Phone)
312-915-7201 (Fax)

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