Research Handbook on the Economics of Antitrust Law

Research Handbook on the Economics of Antitrust Law

Paperback Research Handbooks in Law and Economics

Edited by Einer R. Elhauge

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  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 424 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 269mm x 23mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 13 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Cheltenham
  • ISBN 10: 1781001960
  • ISBN 13: 9781781001967
  • Sales rank: 882,873

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One might mistakenly think that the long tradition of economic analysis in antitrust law would mean there is little new to say. Yet the field is surprisingly dynamic and changing. The specially commissioned chapters in this landmark volume offer a rigorous analysis of the field's most current and contentious issues. Focusing on those areas of antitrust economics that are most in flux, leading scholars discuss topics such as: mergers that create unilateral effects or eliminate potential competition; whether market definition is necessary; tying, bundled discounts, and loyalty discounts; a new theory of predatory pricing; assessing vertical price-fixing after Leegin; proving horizontal agreements after Twombly; modern analysis of monopsony power; the economics of antitrust enforcement; international antitrust issues; antitrust in regulated industries; the antitrust-patent intersection; and modern methods for measuring antitrust damages. Students and scholars of law and economics, law practitioners, regulators, and economists with an interest in industrial organization and consulting will find this seminal Handbook an essential and informative resource.

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Contents: 1. Introduction and Overview to Current Issues in Antitrust Economics Einer Elhauge PART I: MERGERS AND MARKET DEFINITION 2. Research Topics in Unilateral Effects Analysis Jonathan B. Baker and David Reitman 3. Lightening Up on Market Definition David S. Evans 4. Mergers that Eliminate Potential Competition John Kwoka PART II: AGREEMENTS AND UNILATERAL CONDUCT 5. Tying, Bundling, and Loyalty/Requirement Rebates Nicholas Economides 6. Predatory Pricing Aaron Edlin 7. Assessing Resale Price Maintenance After Leegin Benjamin Klein 8. The Plausibility of Twombly: Proving Horizontal Agreements After Twombly Alvin K. Klevorick and Issa B. Kohler-Hausmann 9. Monopsony, Monopsony Power, and Antitrust Policy Roger D. Blair and Jessica S. Haynes PART III: ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT 10. Issues in Antitrust Enforcement Abraham L. Wickelgren 11. Antitrust Law in Global Markets Anu Bradford 12. Antitrust and Regulation Howard A. Shelanski 13. The Intersection of Patent and Antitrust Law Christopher Jon Sprigman 14. Antitrust Damages Daniel L. Rubinfeld Index