Competition Policy and Price Fixing by Louis Kaplow

By Louis Kaplow

Throughout the area, the rule of thumb opposed to expense solving is festival law's most vital and least arguable prohibition. but there's a long way much less consensus than meets the attention on what constitutes fee solving, and general understandings clash with the lessons of oligopoly idea that supposedly underlie sleek pageant policy.

Competition coverage and cost Fixing offers the wanted analytical origin. It deals a clean, in-depth exploration of festival law's horizontal contract requirement, offers a scientific research of the way most sensible to handle the matter of coordinated oligopolistic fee elevation, and compares the ensuing direct method of the orthodox prohibition.

In doing so, Louis Kaplow elaborates the appropriate merits and prices of strength suggestions, investigates how coordinated fee elevation is healthier detected in gentle of the mistake bills linked to kinds of evidence, and examines acceptable sanctions. latest literature devotes remarkably little recognition to those key matters and in its place matters itself with proscribing consequences to definite types of interfirm communications. tough traditional knowledge, Kaplow exhibits how this circumscribed view is much less good grounded within the statutes, ideas, and precedents of festival legislation than is a extra direct, useful proscription. extra very important, by way of comparability to the communications-based prohibition, he explains how the direct technique pursuits occasions that contain either better social damage and not more threat of chilling fascinating behavior--and can also be more uncomplicated to apply.

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