Law, Economics and Antitrust: Towards a New Perspective

Patrick A. McNutt

This section selects books on themes related to competition laws and economics. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey of themes important in the area. The survey usually covers publication over the last three months after publication of the latest issue of Concurrences. Publishers, authors and editors are welcome to send books to for review in this section.

In this accessible yet rigorous textbook, Patrick McNutt presents a clear and refreshing approach to a wide range of topics in law, economics and antitrust. The issues covered include duty and obligation, contracting, liability, property rights, efficient entry, compensation, oligopoly pricing, issues in strategic antitrust and merger analysis.

Using a selection of case studies where appropriate, and examples based in game theory, the book examines these issues from both a law and economics and a microeconomics perspective. Emphasis is placed on a thorough assessment of the economic and legal arguments, blending the rigours of microeconomic analysis with common law standards. The analysis contained in the book will not only review, and indeed adapt neoclassical economic analysis but will also apply some of the methodology from the relatively new paradigm known as ‘law and economics’ to many of the issues. The book also addresses the increasing overlap between emerging approaches in public choice and in law and economics.

Practitioners in competition law and regulation of utilities will draw great value from this original and pertinent volume, as will scholars in the areas of regulation, competition law, competition policy and law and economics.


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Patrick McNutt, Law, Economics and Antitrust: Towards a New Perspective, February 2006, Concurrences N° 1-2006, Art. N° 110414

Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing

Date 27 September 2005

Number of pages 432

ISBN 9781847200907

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