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The Antitrust Analysis of Multisided Platform Businesses  

David Evans and Richard Schmalensee

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Dec 2014
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Apr 2015
This chapter provides a survey of the economics literature on multisided platforms with particular focus on competition policy issues, including market definition, mergers, monopolization, ... More

Antitrust Corporate Governance and Compliance  

D. Daniel Sokol and Rosa Abrantes-Metz

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Dec 2014
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Apr 2015
Both theoretical and empirical work in a number of different fields, including economics, accounting, finance, organizational theory, and sociology provides important insights indicating ... More

Antitrust Enforcement Regimes: Fundamental Differences  

Keith N. Hylton

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Dec 2014
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Apr 2015
Since China has modeled its antitrust regime on that of the EU, there are essentially two antitrust regime types: the United States and the EU. This chapter is a brief comparative study of ... More

Antitrust Settlements  

Daniel L. Rubinfield

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Dec 2014
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Apr 2015
Antitrust litigation has been experiencing a growth spurt in the past several decades as the result of expanding public enforcement worldwide, active private enforcement in the United ... More

Antitrust, the Internet, and the Economics of Networks  

Daniel Spulber and Christopher Yoo

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Dec 2014
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Apr 2015
Network industries, including the Internet, have shown significant growth, substantial competition, and rapid innovation. This chapter examines antitrust policy towards network industries. ... More

Auctions and Bid Rigging  

R. Preston McAfee, Michael Williams, and Kenneth Hendricks

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Dec 2014
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Apr 2015
This chapter surveys the theoretical and empirical literature on bid rigging in auctions. In particular, it reviews the theory and practice of bidding rings in one-shot auctions and in ... More

Baseball's Antitrust Exemption: History And Current Relevance  

Roger D. Blair and Jessica S. Haynes

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This chapter explores Major League Baseball (MLB)'s antitrust exemption and its current relevance, starting by presenting a brief overview of the antitrust laws in the United States. Next, ... More

Bilateral Monopoly: Economic Analysis and Antitrust Policy  

Roger D. Blair and Christina DePasquale

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Dec 2014
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Apr 2015
This chapter examines the antitrust implications of bilateral monopoly. Section 16.2 presents the economic model of bilateral monopoly. This section compares monopoly, monopsony, and ... More

Business Strategy and Antitrust Policy  

Michael Mazzeo and Ryan McDevitt

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Dec 2014
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Apr 2015
Business strategy is fundamentally about firm decision-making. Antitrust policy and enforcement, in turn, evaluate the decisions made by firms and the market outcomes that result. To the ... More

Buyer Power in Merger Review  

Dennis Carlton, Mark Israel, and Mary Coleman

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Dec 2014
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Apr 2015
Merger analysis has generally developed with a focus on mergers among sellers and whether a merger will create or enhance seller market power. The issue of buyer power, however, can be ... More

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