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The antitrust paradigm : restoring a competitive economy, Jonathan B. Baker

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The antitrust paradigm : restoring a competitive economy
Title
The antitrust paradigm
Title remainder
restoring a competitive economy
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan B. Baker
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Language
eng
Summary
In the 1970s, when the United States economy was struggling and the term "stagflation" was coined to capture inflation plus stagnant business growth, the "Chicago school" critique of antitrust rules gained ascendance. In the 1980s, during Ronald Reagan's two terms as president, that critique's policy prescriptions-the eliminating of or modifying anticompetitive rules to make them less restrictive-became common practice. As Jonathan Baker writes, "The Chicago approach to antitrust can be understood as a gamble. More relaxed antitrust rules would allow firms to achieve greater efficiencies, which would more than compensate for any risk of firms exercising market power. Put differently, the Chicagoans bet that antitrust reform could achieve long term consumer welfare gains without facilitating the creation of substantial and durable market power." The Antitrust Paradigm presents a wealth of evidence arguing that the Chicagoans lost their bet, and prescribes what should be done about it. Since the 1980s, not only has market power widened, economic productivity decline, and consumer welfare gains been modest at best, but also the economy has changed, most visibly in the information technology and Internet giants that top the financial market's valuation charts. Baker argues that both the failures of antitrust reform and the changed economy demand a new antitrust paradigm, one that restores a competitive economy through strengthened antitrust, recognizes antitrust's political context, and identifies the competitive harms from dominant information technology platforms. His book frames the problem, examines the distinctive competitive problems of the information economy, and concludes with a guide for restoring effective antitrust policies.--
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Baker, Jonathan B
Dewey number
338.8/20973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD3616.U47
LC item number
B33 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Antitrust law
  • Competition
  • United States
  • United States
  • Antitrust law
  • Competition
  • Economic history
  • Economic policy
  • United States
  • Kartell
  • Wettbewerb
  • USA
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The antitrust paradigm : restoring a competitive economy, Jonathan B. Baker
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The market power paroxysm and the antitrust paradigm: Market power in an era of antitrust -- The faltering political consensus supporting antitrust -- Preventing the political misuse of antitrust -- Recalibrating error costs and presumptions -- Erroneous arguments against enforcement -- Part II. Antitrust rules and the information economy: Inferring agreement and algorithmic coordination -- Exclusionary conduct by dominant platforms -- Threats to innovation from lessened competition -- Harm to suppliers, workers, and platform users -- Part III. Looking forward: Restoring a competitive economy
Control code
1057241829
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9780674975781
Lccn
2018039448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029041473
System control number
(OCoLC)1057241829
Label
The antitrust paradigm : restoring a competitive economy, Jonathan B. Baker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The market power paroxysm and the antitrust paradigm: Market power in an era of antitrust -- The faltering political consensus supporting antitrust -- Preventing the political misuse of antitrust -- Recalibrating error costs and presumptions -- Erroneous arguments against enforcement -- Part II. Antitrust rules and the information economy: Inferring agreement and algorithmic coordination -- Exclusionary conduct by dominant platforms -- Threats to innovation from lessened competition -- Harm to suppliers, workers, and platform users -- Part III. Looking forward: Restoring a competitive economy
Control code
1057241829
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9780674975781
Lccn
2018039448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029041473
System control number
(OCoLC)1057241829

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