Bibliographic Details

Competition laws in conflict : antitrust jurisdiction in the global economy / editors, Richard A. Epstein and Michael S. Greve.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : AEI Press, c2004.
Description xiii, 381 p. ; 23 cm.
Language English
Subject Conflict of laws -- Antitrust law.
Conflict of laws -- Jurisdiction.
Antitrust law -- United States -- States.
Antitrust law -- U.S. states.
Conflict of laws -- Antitrust law.
Conflict of laws -- Jurisdiction.
United States.
Format Print, Book
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Other authors / contributors Epstein, Richard Allen, 1943-
Greve, Michael S.
Wood, Diane P.
Easterbrook, Frank H., 1948-
Posner, Richard A.
ISBN 0844742015 (pbk.)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Review by Choice Review

This collection of papers, presented at a conference organized by the American Enterprise Institute, addresses issues arising from multiple antitrust jurisdictions. The authors of most papers are lawyers rather than professional economists and, as a result, the perspective is primarily a legal one. Articles in the first half of the book deal with matters involving global markets and present varying points of view on the advantages and disadvantages of "harmonizing" antitrust policies at the international level, the means by which some degree of harmonization might be achieved, and the advisability of attempts to achieve it. The second half of the book discusses similar issues of antitrust enforcement at the federal and state levels within the US. The papers in this part of the volume offer concrete suggestions for ways to resolve jurisdictional disputes between federal and state enforcement, and provide some limited empirical evidence for the hypotheses discussed. Aside from the occasional use of legal terminology, the book is accessible to the general reader. It is expected to appeal in particular to those interested in the libertarian point of view. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections. D. F. Sheets Southwest Missouri State University

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