Book 2014

Economics and the Interpretation and Application of U.S. and E.U. Antitrust Law

Volume I Basic Concepts and Economics-Based Legal Analyses of Oligopolistic and Predatory Conduct


ISBN: 978-3-642-24306-6 (Print) 978-3-642-24307-3 (Online)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xlv

  2. Introduction to Part I: Basic Concepts and Approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-5

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      Pages 7-14

      Chapter 1 The “Correct” Definition of “the Impact of a Choice on Economic Efficiency”

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      Pages 15-68

      Chapter 2 The Components of the Difference Between a Firm’s Price and Conventional Marginal Costs and the Intermediate Determinants of the Intensity of Quality-and-Variety-Increasing-Investment Competition

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      Pages 69-71

      Chapter 3 How “Monopolizing Conduct,” “Attempts to Monopolize,” and “Exclusionary or Foreclosing Conduct” Should Be Defined by Economists

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      Pages 73-153

      Chapter 4 The Actor-Coverage of, Conduct-Coverage of, Tests of Illegality Promulgated by, and Defenses Recognized by U.S. Antitrust Law and E.C./E.U. Competition Law

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      Pages 155-163

      Chapter 5 Categories of Economic-Efficiency Gains That Are and Are Not Relevant to Conduct’s Antitrust Legality

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      Pages 165-181

      Chapter 6 The Inevitable Arbitrariness of Market Definitions and the Unjustifiability of Market-Oriented Antitrust Analyses

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      Pages 183-247

      Chapter 7 Economic (Classical) and Antitrust Markets: Official and Scholarly Proposals

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      Pages 249-299

      Chapter 8 The Operational Definition of a Firm’s Monopoly, Oligopoly, and Total Economic (Market) Power in a Given ARDEPPS

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      Pages 301-307

      Chapter 9 The Need to Analyze Separately the Monopolizing Character, “Abusiveness,” Competitive Impact, and Economic Efficiency of Business Choices

    11. Back Matter

      Pages 309-310

  3. Introduction to Part II: Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 311-342

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      Pages 343-500

      Chapter 10 Oligopolistic Conduct

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      Pages 501-722

      Chapter 11 Predatory Conduct

  4. Back Matter

    Pages 723-761