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- DescriptionAntitrust policy in the United States and Europe relies increasingly on ecomic analysis. Ecomic theory and empirical analysis play a central role in antitrust decisions in the courts and in the formulation and enforcement of policy. Antitrust cases are argued using sophisticated ecomic thinking; both plaintiffs and defendants in U.S. v. Microsoft, for example, made extensive use of game theory, the ecomics of information, and transaction cost ecomics in their arguments. In this CESifo volume, specialists from the United States and the European Union examine conceptual and empirical issues involved in antitrust policy in light of recent developments in the field.The first three chapters address theoretical issues that have been important in recent antitrust actions: durable goods markets, two-sided markets and platform competition, and tying arrangements. Contributors then take up empirical concerns, discussing such topics as bundling and tying as seen in the market for cold and pain-relief medicine; the political aspects of merger control; and market definition and differentiated products in the car and soft drink markets. Contributors also address antitrust and regulatory issues in markets with imperfect information, examining comparative advertising and incentives for information disclosure. The final chapter treats the ownership structure of cable television networks and its effect on competition in the local access market. The importance of ecomic analysis in antitrust policy makes this overview of recent theoretical and empirical developments essential reading for academics and policymakers. ContributorsMark Armstrong, Francesca Barigozzi, Randy Brenkers, Duarte Brito, Jay Pil Choi, David S. Evans, Vivek Ghosal, Jos Jansen, Franco Mariuzzo, Martin Peitz, Pedro Pereira, Michael Salinger, Frank Verboven, Michael Waldman, Patrick Paul Walsh, Ciara Whelan.
- Author BiographyJay Pil Choi is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University and a CESifo Research Network Fellow.
- PublisherMIT Press Ltd
- Date of Publication01/12/2006
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Series TitleCESifo Seminar Series
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass.
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMIT Press
- Content Note25 illus.
- Weight517 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byJay Pil Choi
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Interest AgeFrom 18
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