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Antitrust And Regulation

The International Library of Critical Writings in Business History series
Edited by Giles H. Burgess Jr., Formerly Professor of Economics, Portland State University, US
Regulation has been one of the most controversial topics in American business history in the twentieth century. Regulation has been undertaken for a variety of different purposes (some of them conflicting) and there has been constant conflict between goals such as economic efficiency and other desirable targets, such as the ‘public interest’. This volume includes the most important articles and papers on the many conflicting views on the causes and consequences of the American regulation and anti-trust tradition, and makes comparisons with other economies such as Germany, Britain and Japan, where policies have evolved in different forms.
Extent: 544 pp
Hardback Price: £168.00 Online: £151.20
Publication Date: 1991
ISBN: 978 1 85278 451 5
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Industrial Organisation
Regulation has been one of the most controversial topics in American business history in the twentieth century. Regulation has been undertaken for a variety of different purposes (some of them conflicting) and there has been constant conflict between goals such as economic efficiency and other desirable targets, such as the ‘public interest’. This volume includes the most important articles and papers on the many conflicting views on the causes and consequences of the American regulation and anti-trust tradition, and makes comparisons with other economies such as Germany, Britain and Japan, where policies have evolved in different forms.
Contributors: E.E. Bailey, F.C. Benham, R.W. Harbeson, J. Jewkes, M. Keller, R.A. Posner, Y. Tsurumi
Contents: 1. Government Regulation and Its Effect on Business 2. Expansion of Antitrust Regulation in the US 3. Retrenchment in Antitrust Regulation 4. Antitrust Regulation in Great Britain and Japan 4. Expansion of Public Utility Regulation in the US 5. The Era of Deregulation