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

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A great book. It is filled with examples that elucidate key topics in a simple, non-calculatory way."—Sebastien Gay, University of Chicago

"Easy to read and easily understood by students. I would recommend it to anyone teaching an undergraduate antitrust course."—Charlene Marie Kalenkoski, Ohio University

"A masterful blend of complex microeconomic theory and legal precepts."—Swati Bhatt, Princeton University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195322972
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/31/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

John E. Kwoka, Jr., is Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics at Northeastern University.

Lawrence J. White is the Robert Kavesh Professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business, New York University.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
Introduction 1
Case 1 Manifest Destiny? The Union Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroad Merger 1996 27
Case 2 Prices, Market Definition, and the Effects of Merger: Staples-Office Depot 1997 52
Case 3 Potential Competition and Local Telephone Service: The Bell Atlantic-NYNEX Merger 1997 73
Case 4 The Long-Distance Industry: One Merger Too Many? MCI WorldCom and Sprint 2000 101
Case 5 The BP Amoco-ARCO Merger: Alaskan Crude Oil 2000 128
Case 6 Efficiencies and High Concentration: Heinz Proposes to Acquire Beech-Nut 2001 150
Case 7 Antitrust and Higher Education: MIT Financial Aid 1993 188
Case 8 Bidding, Bid Rigging, and School Milk Prices: Ohio v. Trauth 1994 211
Case 9 Rapid Price Communication and Coordination: The Airline Tariff Publishing Case 1994 233
Case 10 Global Cartels Redux: The Amino Acid Lysine Antitrust Litigation 1996 252
Case 11 Sports League Issues: The Relocation of the Los Angeles Rams to St. Louis 1998 277
Case 12 The Brand Name Prescription Drugs Antitrust Litigation 1999 301
Case 13 Revisiting Maximum Resale Price Maintenance: State Oil v. Khan 1997 334
Case 14 Technology Cross-Licensing Practices: FTC v. Intel 1999 350
Case 15 Retailer-Instigated Restraints on Suppliers' Sales: Toys "R" Us 2000 373
Case 16 Bundling: GE-Honeywell 2001 388
Case 17 Links between Markets and Aftermarkets: Kodak 1997 428
Case 18 Access and Network Effects in the "New Economy": AOL-Time Warner 2000 453
Case 19 Maintenance of Monopoly: U.S. v. Microsoft 2001 476
Case 20 The American Airlines Case: A Chance to Clarify Predation Policy 2001 502
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