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The Causes and Consequences of Antitrust: The Public Choice Perspective

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Edited by: Fred S. McChesney

ISBN13: 9780226556352
ISBN: 0226556352
Published: September 1995
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £41.50



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Why has antitrust legislation not lived up to its promise of promoting free-market competition and protecting consumers? Assessing 100 years of antitrust policy in the United States, this book shows that while the antitrust laws claim to serve the public good, they are as vulnerable to the influence of special interest groups as are agricultural, welfare or health-care policies. Presenting empirical research, the authors explain how antitrust caters to self-serving business interests at the expense of the consumer.

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Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , USA
Contents:
Public-choice theory and antitrust policy, William F. Shughart II; in search of the public-interest model of antitrust, Fred McChesney; what do economists think about antitrust? - a random walk down Pennslyvania Avenue, Paul H. Rubin; the economic effects of the antitrust laws (1996), George J. Stigler; a statistical study of antitrust enforcement (1970), Richard A. Posner; the economic determinants of antitrust activity (1973), William F. Long, Richard Schramm and Robert D. Tollison. (Part contents).