Gift Guide

A Critical Evaluation of the Chicago School of Antitrust Analysis

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (2) from $124.88   
  • New (1) from $124.88   
  • Used (1) from $191.77   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.


Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by
Sending request ...

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789401076609
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Studies in Industrial Organization Series , #9
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989
  • Pages: 132

Table of Contents

I. The Perception of Competition as a Dynamic Process.- II. Premises and Assumptions of the Chicago School’s Concept of Competition.- 1. Rationality and Autonomy of Economic Agents.- 2. Perfectly Competitive Markets.- 3. Workability of the Market Mechanism.- 4. Lang-run Effectiveness of the Market Process (Time Horizon.- III. Antitrust Theory and Public Policy.- 1. Market Structure Interference.- 2. Market Behavior Interference.- IV. The Chicago School’s Approach to Antitrust Theory.- 1. Method of Competition Analysis.- 2. Consumer Welfare as Chicago’s Antitrust Goal.- a. Measuring Consumer Welfare: The Efficiency Criterion (Welfare Indicator).- i. Allocative Efficiency.- ii. Productive Efficiency.- (1) Economies of Scale.- (2) Transaction-Cost Efficiencies.- iii. Monopoly Power and Productive Efficiency: Williamson’s Trade-Off Model.- b. Allocative and Productive Efficiency as the Sole Criterion for Consumer Welfare: A Critique.- i. The Omission of Other Objectives.- ii. The State of Perfect Competition as a Standard of Reference (Theory of Second Best).- iii. The Failure to Consider External Effects.- iv. The Profitability Approach as an Alternative Concept of Efficiency Measurement.- c. The Omission of Dynamic Efficiency Aspects: The Case of Technological Progress.- i. Firm Size and Technological Progress.- ii. Concentration and Technological Progress.- iii. The Chicago School and Technological Progress.- V. Evaluating Concentration from the Chicago Point of View.- 1. Corporate Size and Industry Concentration as Evidence of Superior Efficiency.- 2. Causes of Monopoly Power.- a. Control of a Scarce Input.- b. Legal Protection of Monopoly Power.- c. Monopoly Power in the Long Run.- 3. Measuring Monopoly Power.- 4. Determinants of Market Structure and the Effectiveness of Competition.- a. Barriers to Entry.- b. Advertising.- c. The Lack of an Oligopoly Theory.- 5. The Economic Effects of Mergers.- a. Horizontal Mergers.- b. Vertical Mergers.- c. Conglomerate Mergers.- 6. Anticoncentration Policy from the Chicago Point of View.- a. Merger Control.- b. Divestiture.- c. Deregulation.- VI. The Evaluation of Anticompetitive Behavior.- 1. Explicit and Implicit Collusion.- 2. Exclusionary Practices.- 3. Tying Arrangements.- 4. Predatory Pricing.- 5. Resale Price Maintenance.- VII. A Critical Résumé of the Chicago Approach to Antitrust Policy.- 1. Underlying Assumptions and Methodology.- 2. The Goals of Antitrust Policy.- 3. The Role of Theory and Empirical Evidence.- 4. Policy Recommendations.- 5. The Chicago School Approach as a Basis for Antitrust Policy.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)