The Federal Trade Commission since 1970: Economic Regulation and Bureaucratic Behavior

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To those who study or work in government regulation of business, the Federal Trade Commission has been of intense interest since 1969. Regarded before 1969 as dormant and ineffective, the FTC has become widely viewed as a major agency focusing on problems that affect most American consumers and businesses. This book, the work of Contributors under the editorship of Kenneth W. Clarkson and Timothy J. Muris, is a comprehensive attempt to analyse the 'revitalized' FTC.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521070256
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2008
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Timothy J. Muris and Kenneth W. Clarkson; Part I. The institutional setting: 2. Statutory powers Timothy J. Muris; 3. Legislative constraints Kenneth W. Clarkson; 4. Judicial constraints Timothy J. Muris; 5. Executive constraints Kenneth W. Clarkson; Part II. Nature and consequence of FTC actions: 6. Bureau of Competition: antitrust enforcement activities Wesley J. Liebeler; 7 Information for antitrust and business activity: line-of-business reporting William Breit and Kenneth G. Elzinga; 8. Industry structure investigations: Xerox's multiple patents and competition Charles J. Goetz and Warren F. Schwartz; 9. Exclusionary practices: shopping center restrictive covenants Kenneth W. Clarkson, Timothy J. Muris, and Donald L. Martin; 10. Legislative powers: FTC rule making Dorsey D. Ellis, Jr.; 11.Rewriting consumer contracts: creditors' remedies Richard L. Peterson; 12 Regulating postpurchase relations: mobile homes Louis De Alessi; 13 Regulating information: advertising overview Mark F. Grady; 14. Special statutes: the structure and operation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act George L. Priest; Part III. Conclusions and reforms: 15. Commission performance, incentives, and behaviour Kenneth W. Clarkson and Timothy J. Muris; 16. What can be done? Timothy J. Muris.

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