John Kwoka’s Controlling Mergers and Market Power: A Program for Reviving Antitrust in America book is an important contribution from a prominent antitrust economist and policy advisor.
It has been many decades since questions about antitrust enforcement have been so prominent in political, economic, and scholarly debate.
Mergers in countless industries, rising concentration throughout the economy, and the dominance of tech giants have brought renewed attention to the role and the responsibility of antitrust policy.
But scholarly analysis of these issues, which Professor Kwoka has already contributed to in many ways, is not by itself enough.
Once the underlying problems have been identified and documented, commentators and policymakers need to take the next step and provide sensible, enforceable, and economically rational proposals to address them.
Controlling Mergers and Market Power ebook sets out a rigorous program to revive antitrust and merger control in the U.S.
It analyzes the specific failures and weaknesses of current policy.
Then, drawing on contemporary economic research and experience, it develops a series of specific proposals for reforming and revitalizing antitrust policy.
Collectively, these reforms would reverse the trend toward a narrow, permissive antitrust policy, and strengthen competition in the economy.
Few are better positioned to set out a program for reforming antitrust.
Professor Kwoka’s earlier work on merger policy has been credited for its insights and for prompting renewed attention to the issues.
In this new breakthrough contribution, he takes us through the next and necessary steps to revive antitrust in America.
About John Kwoka
John Kwoka is the Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics at Northeastern University.
He has previously taught at several other universities and served in various capacities at the Federal Trade Commission.
Also at the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission.
He is the author and editor of several books and numerous articles in professional journals.
He has lectured and consulted widely on the subject of competition policy, and he regularly quoted in the media.
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