Antitrust as Consumer Choice: Comments on the New Paradigm
15 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2007
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
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