Monopolies, Mergers and Competition Policy


Monopolies, Mergers and Competition Policy

9781785362477 Edward Elgar Publishing
F.M. Scherer, Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management in the Aetna Chair, Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, US
Publication Date: 2018 ISBN: 978 1 78536 247 7 Extent: 256 pp
This book collects some of the author''s most illuminating recent papers on competition policy published since the turn of the millennium. They focus on three main themes: how technological innovation leads to monopolistic market structures and is reciprocally influenced by them; how competition agencies deal with the links from merger to economic efficiency, static and dynamic; and the behavioral problems posed by ‘tacit’ collusion and monopoly power in vertical market chains. Taken together they provide unique insight into competition, mergers and monopolies from one of the leading pioneers in the field.

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Introduction F.M. Scherer

1. F.M. Scherer (2008), ‘Technological Innovation and Monopolization’, in Wayne D. Collins and Joseph Angland (eds), Issues in Competition Law and Policy, Volume II, Chapter 44, Chicago, IL, USA: American Bar Association, 1033–68

2. F.M. Scherer (2011), ‘Standard Oil as a Technological Innovator’, Review of Industrial Organization, 38 (1), May, 225–33

3. F.M. Scherer (2003), ‘Microsoft and IBM in Europe’, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Report, 84 (2090), January 24th, 65–6

4. Frederic M. Scherer (2013), ‘Abuse of Dominance by High Technology Enterprises: A Comparison of U.S. and E.C. Approaches’, Economia e Politica Industriale – Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, 38 (1), March, 39–62

5. F.M. Scherer (2006), ‘A New Retrospective on Mergers’, Review of Industrial Organization, 28 (4), June, 327–41

6. F.M. Scherer (2012), ‘Merger Efficiencies and Competition Policy’, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Note DAF/COMP/WD(2012)47, October, 2–9

7. F.M. Scherer (2009), ‘On the Paternity of a Market Delineation Approach’, American Antitrust Institute Working Paper #09-01, February, 2–10

8. William S. Comanor and F.M. Scherer (2013), ‘Mergers and Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry’, Journal of Health Economics, 32 (1), January, 106–13

9. F.M. Scherer (2015), ‘The Federal Trade Commission, Oligopoly, and Shared Monopoly’, Review of Industrial Organization, 46 (1), February, 5–23

10. F.M. Scherer (2004), ‘Vertical Relations in Antitrust: Some Intellectual History’, Antitrust Bulletin, 49, Winter, 841–58

11. Brief for William S. Comanor and Frederic M. Scherer as Amici Curiae Supporting Neither Party (2006), Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc., Petitioner v. Psks, Inc., Respondent’, the Supreme Court of the United States of America, No. 06-480, title page, i–iii, 1–11

12. F.M. Scherer (2004), ‘Retailer-Instigated Restraints on Suppliers’ Sales: Toys “R” Us (2000)’, in John Kwoka and L.J. White (eds), The Antritrust Revolution, 4th edn, Case 16, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 441–55

13. Frederic M. Scherer (2012), ‘Class Actions in the U.S. Experience: An Economist’s Perception’, in Jürgen G. Backhaus, Alberto Cassone and Giovanni B. Ramello (eds), The Law and Economics of Class Actions in Europe: Lessons from America, Chapter 3, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 27–36

14. F.M. Scherer and Jayashree Watal (2014), ‘Competition Policy and Intellectual Property: Insights from Developed Country Experience’, John F. Kennedy School of Government Faculty Research Working Paper RWP14-013, February, 1–33


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