Antitrust in a time of populism

Posted by Social Science Research Network By Carl Shapiro Antitrust in a time of populism Antitrust in the United States today is caught between its pursuit of technical rules designed to define and implement defensible economic goals, and increasingly political calls for a new antitrust “movement.” The goals of this movement have been variously defined […]

A policy at peace with itself: Antitrust remedies for our concentrated, uncompetitive economy

Posted by Brookings By William A. Galston and Clara Hendrickson A policy at peace with itself: Antitrust remedies for our concentrated, uncompetitive economy The past few years have witnessed an upsurge of interest in antitrust issues. Research centers and policy-oriented journals have released a slew of briefings and symposia focused on the topic. But antitrust is not […]

The emerging Trump doctrine on mergers and antitrust

Posted by The Hill The emerging Trump doctrine on mergers and antitrust Wall Street regaled the election of Donald Trump. Conventional wisdom suggested the new president would hector a new era of growth and deregulation, especially for industries complaining of Obama’s heavy hand. Banking, finance, and telecom companies all looked forward to the lifting of erstwhile […]

Whatever Did Happen to the Antitrust Movement?

Posted by Social Science Research Network Whatever Did Happen to the Antitrust Movement? By Herbert J. Hovenkamp Antitrust in the United States today is caught between its pursuit of technical rules designed to define and implement defensible economic goals, and increasingly political calls for a new antitrust “movement.” The goals of this movement have been […]

Why Is a College-Admissions Code of Ethics Such a Big Deal?

Posted by The Chronicle of Higher Education Top 10 most downloaded antitrust articles of 2017 The news seemed to stun an entire profession. On Tuesday, admissions officials and college counselors learned that the U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the organization that represents them has violated federal antitrust law. At issue: the National Association for […]

What the Future of U.S. Antitrust Should Look Like

Posted by Harvard Business Publishing What the Future of U.S. Antitrust Should Look Like Market concentration is rising while economic competition — the bedrock of a dynamic, free market economy — is under threat. No wonder the framework that has guided antitrust enforcement for the last four decades is coming under intense scrutiny. There are […]

Behavioral Analysis of Commercial Law: Corporate Law, Securities Regulation, and Antitrust

Posted by Social Science Research Network Behavioral Analysis of Commercial Law: Corporate Law, Securities Regulation, and Antitrust By Doron Teichman & Eyal Zamir (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) The chapter critically surveys the behavioral analysis of commercial law. It begins by examining the preliminary question of whether bounded rationality can persist in well-functioning, highly competitive markets. […]

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