The Antitrust Revolution: Economics, Competition, and Policy / Edition 5

The Antitrust Revolution: Economics, Competition, and Policy / Edition 5

by John E. Kwoka, Lawrence J. White
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195322975

ISBN-13: 9780195322972

Pub. Date: 07/31/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Antitrust Revolution: Economics, Competition, and Policy, Fifth Edition, examines the critical role of economic analysis in recent antitrust case decisions and policy. The book consists of economic studies of twenty-one of the most significant antitrust cases of recent years, twelve of them new to this edition and nine updated from the fourth edition. These cases

Overview

The Antitrust Revolution: Economics, Competition, and Policy, Fifth Edition, examines the critical role of economic analysis in recent antitrust case decisions and policy. The book consists of economic studies of twenty-one of the most significant antitrust cases of recent years, twelve of them new to this edition and nine updated from the fourth edition. These cases include alleged anticompetitive practices by Visa and MasterCard, Microsoft, and Kodak; mergers-proposed or consummated-by Staples and Office Depot, PSEG and Exelon, EchoStar and DirecTV, and Heinz and Beech-Nut; and other competitive issues such as predatory pricing in the airline industry, "reverse-payments" in settlements of patent litigation, the use of bundled rebates by dominant firms, exclusive dealing, and retailer-instigated restraints on supplier sales. New overview essays precede the four sections of the book: Horizontal Structure; Horizontal Practices; Vertical and Related Market Issues; and Network Issues.

Commissioned and edited by John E. Kwoka, Jr., and Lawrence J. White, the case studies are written by prominent economists who participated in the proceedings. These economists were responsible for helping to formulate the economic issues, undertake the necessary research, and offer arguments in court. As a result, they are uniquely qualified to describe and analyze the cases. Fully updated with the most current examples, this volume provides detailed and comprehensive insight into the central role that is now played and will continue to be played by economists in the antitrust process.

The Antitrust Revolution, Fifth Edition, is ideal for undergraduate and graduate classes in industrial organization,government policy, and antitrust/regulation law and economics. It is also a useful reference book for lawyers and economists-both academics and practitioners-who are interested in the types of economic analyses that have been applied in recent antitrust cases.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195322972
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/31/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     xi
Contributors     xv
About the Editors     xix
Introduction     1
Horizontal Structure: The Economic and Legal Context     8
Merger Analysis in Restructured Electricity Supply Industries: The Proposed PSEG and Exelon Merger (2006)   Frank A. Wolak   Shaun D. McRae     30
Oracle's Acquisition of PeopleSoft: U.S. v. Oracle (2004)   R. Preston McAfee   David S. Sibley   Michael A. Williams     67
Coordinated Effects and Standards of Proof: The Arch Coal Merger (2004)   Patrick DeGraba     89
Sky Wars: The Attempted Merger of EchoStar and DirecTV (2002)   Richard J. Gilbert   James Ratliff     115
Coordinated Effects Analysis: Cruise Lines Mergers (2002)   Margaret E. Guerin-Calvert     140
Efficiencies and High Concentration: Heinz Proposes to Acquire Beech-Nut (2001)   Jonathan B. Baker     157
Prices, Market Definition, and the Effects of Merger: Staples-Office Depot (1997)   Serdar Dalkir   Frederick R. Warren-Boulton     178
Horizontal Practices: The Economic and Legal Context     202
Predatory Pricing in the Airline Industry: Spirit Airlines v. Northwest Airlines (2005)   Kenneth G. Elzinga   David E.Mills     219
"Reverse Payments" in Settlements of Patent Litigation: Schering-Plough, K-Dur, and the FTC (2005)   John P. Bigelow   Robert D. Willig     248
The Use of Bundled Rebates by a Dominant Firm: LePage's v. 3M (2003)   Gary L. Roberts     276
Global Cartels Redux: The Lysine Antitrust Litigation (1996)   John M. Connor     300
Bidding, Bid Rigging, and School Milk Prices: Ohio v. Trauth (1994)   Robert H. Porter   J. Douglas Zona     329
Vertical and Related Market Issues: The Economic and Legal Context     352
Unfit to Be Tied: An Analysis of Trident v. Independent Ink (2006)   Barry Nalebuff     365
Exclusive Dealing and Antitrust Exclusion: U.S. v. Dentsply (2005)   Michael L. Katz     389
Bundling: GE-Honeywell (2001)   Barry Nalebuff     416
Retailer-Instigated Restraints on Suppliers' Sales: Toys "R" Us (2000)   F. M. Scherer     441
Revisiting Maximum Resale Price Maintenance: State Oil v. Khan (1997)   Gustavo E. Bamberger     456
Network Issues: The Economic and Legal Context     474
Regulation, Antitrust, and Trinko (2004)   Dennis W. Carlton   Hal Sider     487
Governance, Issuance Restrictions, and Competition in Payment Card Networks: U.S. v. Visa and MasterCard (2003)   Robert S. Pindyck     507
Maintenance of Monopoly: U.S. v. Microsoft (2001)   Daniel L. Rubinfeld     530
Links between Markets and Aftermarkets: Kodak (1997)   Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason   John Metzler     558

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