Region Focus

Summer 2009

A Matter of Antitrust: The debate over the role of government as referee of market competition

Antitrust laws were originally created to protect consumers against monopolies. Yet today many believe some market arrangements that might appear anticompetitive instead enhance the welfare of consumers.

Related Links

Crane, Daniel. "Chicago, Post-Chicago and Neo-Chicago." Jacob Burns Institute for Advanced Legal Studies Working Paper No. 259, April 2009.

Kovacic, William E., and Carl Shapiro. "Antitrust Policy: A Century of Economic and Legal Thinking." Journal of Economic Perspectives vol. 14 no. 1 pp. 43-60, Winter 2000.

Lambert, Thomas A., and Joshua D. Wright. "Antitrust (Over-?) Confidence." George Mason University Law And Economic Research Paper Series Paper No. 2008-01, January 2008.

McChesney, Fred. "Antitrust." In David R. Henderson (ed.), The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2007.

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