Antitrust Law in Perspective: Cases, Concepts and Problems in Competition Policy (2nd edition)

Competition Policy and Antitrust

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Author(s)

Jonathan Baker, Andy Gavil and William E. Kovacic

Source

American Casebook Series, Thomson and West, 2008

Summary

The book covers antitrust law in a flexible format and is an update of the first edition.

Policy Relevance

The book is divided into four parts: Introduction to the Study of Antitrust Law, Conduct Having Collusive Anticompetitive Effects, Conduct Having Exclusionary Effects, and Constructing the Modern Antitrust Case. The book presents antitrust in a way that is consistent with modern antitrust practice.

Main Points

  • The book covers antitrust law as it is understood and practiced today.
     
  • The book emphasizes important concepts such as market power, efficiency, and entry across the full spectrum of competitively sensitive conduct.
     
  • The book groups conduct threatening collusive anticompetitive effects and conduct threatening exclusionary effects separately to more accurately reflect trends toward a unitary analytical framework for approaching antitrust.
     
  • The second edition builds on the first edition with completely updated cases, notes, and sidebars in order to reflect the latest developments and commentary.
     
  • Second edition includes: expanded economic coverage, revised chapter on dominant firm conduct, and increased attention to international and comparative developments.
     
  • Chapters on distribution restraints, state-of-the art conspiracy, and merger are revised. Also, analysis of competitor collaborations and joint ventures is revised and expanded.
     
  • Attention is paid to lawyering skills and problem solving with problems and exercises at the end of chapters. Attention is also given to ethics and professional responsibility.
     

 

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