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Research Handbook on the Economics of Antitrust Law

Research Handbooks in Law and Economics series
Edited by Einer R. Elhauge, Petrie Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, US
One might mistakenly think that the long tradition of economic analysis in antitrust law would mean there is little new to say. Yet the field is surprisingly dynamic and changing. The specially commissioned chapters in this landmark volume offer a rigorous analysis of the field’s most current and contentious issues.
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Competition Policy
  • Law and Economics
  • Law - Academic
  • Competition and Antitrust Law
  • Law and Economics
One might mistakenly think that the long tradition of economic analysis in antitrust law would mean there is little new to say. Yet the field is surprisingly dynamic and changing. The specially commissioned chapters in this landmark volume offer a rigorous analysis of the field’s most current and contentious issues.

Focusing on those areas of antitrust economics that are most in flux, leading scholars discuss topics such as: mergers that create unilateral effects or eliminate potential competition; whether market definition is necessary; tying, bundled discounts, and loyalty discounts; a new theory of predatory pricing; assessing vertical price-fixing after Leegin; proving horizontal agreements after Twombly; modern analysis of monopsony power; the economics of antitrust enforcement; international antitrust issues; antitrust in regulated industries; the antitrust-patent intersection; and modern methods for measuring antitrust damages.

Students and scholars of law and economics, law practitioners, regulators, and economists with an interest in industrial organization and consulting will find this seminal Handbook an essential and informative resource.
Contributors: J.B. Baker, R.D. Blair, A. Bradford, N. Economides, A. Edlin, E. Elhauge, D.S. Evans, J.S. Haynes, B. Klein, A.K. Klevorick, I.B. Kohler-Hausmann, J. Kwoka, D. Reitman, D.L. Rubinfeld, H.A. Shelanski, C.J. Sprigman, A.L. Wickelgren
Contents:

1. Introduction and Overview to Current Issues in Antitrust Economics
Einer Elhauge

PART I: MERGERS AND MARKET DEFINITION
2. Research Topics in Unilateral Effects Analysis
Jonathan B. Baker and David Reitman

3. Lightening Up on Market Definition
David S. Evans

4. Mergers that Eliminate Potential Competition
John Kwoka

PART II: AGREEMENTS AND UNILATERAL CONDUCT
5. Tying, Bundling, and Loyalty/Requirement Rebates
Nicholas Economides

6. Predatory Pricing
Aaron Edlin

7. Assessing Resale Price Maintenance After Leegin
Benjamin Klein

8. The Plausibility of Twombly: Proving Horizontal Agreements After Twombly
Alvin K. Klevorick and Issa B. Kohler-Hausmann

9. Monopsony, Monopsony Power, and Antitrust Policy
Roger D. Blair and Jessica S. Haynes

PART III: ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT
10. Issues in Antitrust Enforcement
Abraham L. Wickelgren

11. Antitrust Law in Global Markets
Anu Bradford

12. Antitrust and Regulation
Howard A. Shelanski

13. The Intersection of Patent and Antitrust Law
Christopher Jon Sprigman

14. Antitrust Damages
Daniel L. Rubinfeld

Index