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The Law and Economics of Canadian Competition Policy

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Michael J. Trebilcockprofessor of law and economics at the University of Toronto, Canada, Ralph A. Winterprofessor of economics at the University of Toronto, Paul Collins, Edward M. (assistant professor in the faculty of law at the Uni Lacobucci

ISBN13: 9780802035578
ISBN: 0802035574
Published: March 2003
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This work expounds and critically evaluates all of the major doctrines of Canadian competition policy. The topics addressed, each in a separate chapter, include: Canadian competition policy in an historical context; basic economic concepts; multi-firm conduct; horizontal agreements; the merger review process; predatory pricing and price discrimination; vertical restraints; intra-brand competition; inter-brand competition; abuse of dominance; competition policy and intellectual property rights; competition policy and trade policy; competition policy and regulated industries; and enforcement.;The treatment of each substantive topic is organized first around a discussion of the relevant body (or bodies) of economic theory and then the pertinent bodies of legal doctrine, including case law.

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Part 1 The pre-conditions to the emergence of North American competition/antitrust laws.
Part 2 The history of Canadian competition policy.
Part 3 An overview of the Competition Act: the competitive tribunal and the director of investigation and research; reviewable practices, abuse of dominant position, mergers, other horizontal practices, vertical practices; criminal offences, conspiracies, other criminal offences.
Part 4 The role of economic theory in the evolution of competition/antitrust policy