Issues In Competition Law

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 catherine.prieto@univ-paris1.fr for review in this section.

Competition policy in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere is embedded in a complex regime of laws predicated on the public policy choices of each jurisdiction. While other books provide a comprehensive treatment of the current state of antitrust law in the United States, this 3-volume hardcover set examines directly and in detail, the technical legal framework of competition law and the policy issues that lie behind the law. The focus of the book is a complete and detailed perspective on issues in the design and enforcement of competition law, and is not a treatise on the case law.

This book is the perfect complement to Antitrust Law Developments, the premier handbook on U.S. antitrust law, as Antitrust Law Developments scrupulously avoids policy issues. Issues in Competition Law and Policy now fills this informational void for the first time. Here’s what’s included in this 3-volume set:

In 9 chapters and over 220 pages, The Jurisprudence Section addresses some of the fundamental issues of competition policy design, such as its social policy objectives, its evolutionary process (especially through the common-law tradition in the United States), the balance of underinclusiveness and overinclusiveness enforcement errors, allocations of burdens of proof, and the dividing line between competition law and other forms of government intervention in the marketplace.

In over 550 pages and 24 chapters, The Economic Foundations Section surveys the current industrial organization scholarship that is relevant to the design and enforcement of competition law.

In over 1,000 pages and 44 chapters the middle sections deal with Single Firm Conduct, Cooperation among Competitors, Mergers and Acquisitions, Distribution, and the Intellectual Property-Antitrust Law Interface, contain the applied chapters.

In the 12 chapters and over 260 page final, Enforcement Section, you’ll find a detailed discussion of the issues in competition law enforcement, including the mechanisms for enforcement, the fashioning of criminal, injunctive, and monetary relief, and the extraterritorial reach of a jurisdiction’s antitrust laws.

This massive 3-volume hard-cover book is essential for judges, enforcement officials, lawyers, and economists for understanding the jurisprudential, substantive, and methodological issues confronting modern competition law and policy, and each chapter in this 2,400+ page book will provide a comprehensive, up-to-date, and balanced survey of the area it covers. The authors of this book include policy makers, academics, economists, and lawyers from across the globe, ensuring a variety of perspectives and approaches on competition law and policy. It’s the complete resource for anyone who deals with competition laws.

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American Bar Association, Issues In Competition Law, December 2008, Concurrences N° 4-2008, Art. N° 110264

Publisher ABA Book Publishing

Date 1 July 2008

Number of pages 2450

ISBN 9781604420449

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