Research Handbook on Cartels


Research Handbook on Cartels

9781839102868 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Peter Whelan, Professor of Law, School of Law, University of Leeds, UK
Publication Date: 2023 ISBN: 978 1 83910 286 8 Extent: 582 pp
Drawing together a variety of perspectives, this accessible yet comprehensive Research Handbook provides an in-depth analysis of the most significant issues pertaining to the legal regulation of cartels. An interdisciplinary team of respected experts explores the theoretical, legal, economic, political, and comparative discourse surrounding cartel regulation.

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Combining a variety of perspectives, this accessible Research Handbook provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the most significant issues pertaining to the legal regulation of cartel activity.

Its interdisciplinary team of top scholars explores theoretical, legal, economic, political, and comparative discourse surrounding cartel regulation. Collectively, its chapters address the major economic, substantive, and procedural issues encountered in cartel law and provide practical insight into the experiences of numerous jurisdictions from across the globe concerning anti-cartel enforcement. Rigorous and authoritative, this Research Handbook captures the informed views of various stakeholders in the debate at hand, including those of competition law academics, competition law economists, practising lawyers, and competition law enforcers.

Given its scope and depth, this Research Handbook will be essential reading for academics, practitioners, and policymakers interested in competition law generally and in cartel law in particular. It will also be beneficial as a supplementary reading resource for students of competition law, most notably those examining the issues of cartel regulation.
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‘This Research Handbook succeeds in its twin aims, namely of succinctly reminding us what we already know about cartels and collusion, and of mapping out how much we still need to explore. This group of authors is well placed to help shape the discussion going forward.’
– Daniel Sokol, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, US
Contributors: Éric Barbier de La Serre, Claire Bergeron, Or Brook, Rachel Burgess, Peter C. Carstensen, Fernando Castillo de la Torre, Thomas K. Cheng, Steven F. Cherry, Peerapat Chokesuwattanaskul, Julie Clarke, John M. Connor, Daniel A. Crane, Amber Darr, Ernesto Duhne, Ariel Ezrachi, Susanna Fellman, Mark Furse, Juan David Gutiérrez, Christopher Harding, Joseph E. Harrington, Jr., Pierre Horna, Sophie Hunter, Lauren Ige, Mark Katz, Robert H. Lande, Catarina Marvão, Salil K. Mehra, Paolisa Nebbia, Okeoghene Odudu, Dajena Pechersky, Chris Sagers, Martin Shanahan, Florian Smuda, Andreas Stephan, Maurice Stucke, Ivan Szymanski, Stefan Thomas, Cento Veljanovski, Cristina A. Volpin, Bruce Wardhaugh, Peter Whelan

Introduction to the Research Handbook on Cartels 1
Peter Whelan

1 The practical requirements of a successful cartel 5
Joseph E. Harrington, Jr
2 The prevalence and injuriousness of cartels worldwide 22
John M. Connor and Robert H. Lande
3 An historical account of anti-cartel enforcement 45
Susanna Fellman and Martin Shanahan
4 The morality of cartel activity 73
Andreas Stephan

5 The legal concept of a cartel 90
Okeoghene Odudu
6 Cartels and the concept of the firm 102
Christopher Sagers
7 The concept of a Single and Complex Continuous Infringement 118
Stefan Thomas
8 Lawful cartels 135
Or Brook
9 Cartel facilitation 156
Christopher Harding
10 The concept of a ‘hub-and-spoke conspiracy’ 169
Mark Furse
11 Algorithmic tacit collusion 187
Ariel Ezrachi and Maurice E. Stucke
12 Smart contracts and cartel law 213
Salil K. Mehra
13 Cartels and the exchange of information 221
Daniel A. Crane
14 Buyer cartels 234
Peter C. Carstensen
15 Crisis cartels 251
Éric Barbier de La Serre

16 The difficulties of proving an unlawful cartel 271
Fernando Castillo de la Torre
17 Leniency programmes 288
Cristina A. Volpin and Peerapat Chokesuwattanaskul
18 Cartels and fines 308
Florian Smuda
19 Cartel activity and recidivism 332
Catarina Marvão
20 The criminalization of cartel activity 351
Bruce Wardhaugh
21 Calculating cartel damages 369
Cento Veljanovski
22 Cross-border cartels and international cooperation 388
Pierre Horna and Sophie Hunter

23 The European Union 401
Paolisa Nebbia
24 India and Pakistan 419
Amber Darr
25 Hong Kong and Mainland China 438
Thomas K. Cheng
26 Association of Southeast Asian Nations 454
Rachel Burgess
27 Australia and New Zealand 476
Julie Clarke
28 South America 500
Juan David Gutiérrez
29 North America 521
Steven F. Cherry, Claire Bergeron, Lauren Ige, Mark Katz, Dajena
Pechersky, Ernesto Duhne and Ivan Szymanski

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