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The International Handbook of Competition – Second Edition

Edited by the late Manfred Neumann, formerly Professor Emeritus of Economics, University Erlangen-Nürnberg and Jürgen Weigand, Professor of Economics, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany
The book aims to further our understanding of how economic reasoning and legal expertise complement each other in defining the fundamental issues and principles in competition policy. In specially commissioned chapters the book provides a scholarly review of economic theory, empirical evidence and standards of legal evaluation with respect to monopolization of markets, exploitation of market power and mergers, among other issues.
Extent: 432 pp
Hardback Price: $221.00 Web: $198.90
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 84980 268 0
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Competition Policy
  • Industrial Economics
  • Law - Academic
  • Competition and Antitrust Law
This indispensable Handbook examines the interface of competition policy, competition law and industrial economics.

The book aims to further our understanding of how economic reasoning and legal expertise complement each other in defining the fundamental issues and principles in competition policy. In specially commissioned chapters the book provides a scholarly review of economic theory, empirical evidence and standards of legal evaluation with respect to monopolization of markets, exploitation of market power and mergers, among other issues.

The International Handbook of Competition – Second Edition will be accessible to a wide audience including students of economics and law, public administrators, lawyers, consultants, and business executives.
‘This comprehensive Handbook demonstrates that academic thinking, new and old, has a role to play in shaping modern competition policy.’
– Gunnar Niels, Oxera
Contributors: D.B. Audretsch, E.W. Bond, A.W.A. Boot, V. Ghosal, R. Griffith, K. Hüschelrath, C. Kirchner, M. Marinč, S. Martin, D.C. Mueller, L. Nesheim, M. Neumann, A. Rasch, A. Rathbone, C. Rowley, A. Wambach, J. Weigand, B.B. Yurtoglu
Contents:

Introduction
Manfred Neumann and Jürgen Weigand

1. Globalization and the Natural Limits of Competition
Stephen Martin

2. Efficiency versus Market Power through Mergers
Dennis C. Mueller and B. Burcin Yurtoglu

3. Entrepreneurship and Competition Policy
David B. Audretsch

4. Trade Policy and Competition Policy: Conflict vs. Mutual Support
Eric W. Bond

5. Financial Services: Strategic Positioning and Competitive Issues
Arnoud W.A. Boot and Matej Marinč

6. The Political Economy of Antitrust
Charles Rowley and Anne Rathbone

7. Defining Antitrust Markets
Rachel Griffith and Lars Nesheim

8. Reconceptualizing Competition and Competition Policy in a New Institutional Economics-Perspective
Christian Kirchner

9. Horizontal Concentration, Endogenous Fixed Costs, Efficiency and Merger Control
Manfred Neumann

10. Assessing Potential Competition in Antitrust Markets
Vivek Ghosal

11. Fighting Hard Core Cartels
Kai Hüschelrath and Jürgen Weigand

12. Auctions and Competition Policy
Alexander Rasch and Achim Wambach

Index