Competition as Public Policy

American Bar Association

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.

Competition as a public policy value has always been an important mission of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, but perhaps never so much as during the economic crisis of 2008-2009. In the face of one of the worst economic downturns since the Great Depression, it is tempting for public policy to turn away from the principles of competition. Competition as Public Policy is a 359-page examination of some of the most relevant competition policy issues in the United States and the world today. It includes an in-depth analysis of competition policy in distressed industries, the history of government regulation in the face of economic crisis, causes of the current financial crisis, competition policy for health care in the United States, and state aid in Europe and around the world. Contributors include Carl Shapiro, Sam Peltzman, Larry White, Tim Greaney, and Andrew Renshaw. The volume also includes a provocative piece by Alfred Kahn on changing the standard for predatory pricing cases. Competition as Public Policy also features transcripts from panel discussions offering perspectives from experienced members of the bar, government officials, and distinguished academics. These discussions review the history of competition as a basis for public policy, examine deregulation in the context of airlines and electricity, analyze competition policy in the financial sector and the healthcare industry, and explore the history and current status of state aid policies globally.



American Bar Association, Competition as Public Policy, September 2010, Concurrences N° 3-2010, Art. N° 110086

Publisher ABA Book Publishing

Date 25 March 2010

Number of pages 359

ISBN 9781604428643

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