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Published: 14 October 2008

328 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195339765

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How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark

The Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on U.S. Antitrust

Edited by Robert Pitofsky

A collection of fifteen essays, How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark is about the rise and recent fall of American antitrust. For the past 40 years, U.S. antitrust has been dominated intellectually by an unusually conservative style of economic analysis whose advocates are known as "The Chicago School". A response to that anti-regulation, pro-free-market kind of conservative doctrine may be compiled through collections of scores of articles but until now cannot be found in any one book. The voices contributing to these articles come from across the political spectrum, but virtually all agree that while enforcement today is the better off for this school, examples of extreme interpretations and misinterpretations of conservative economic theory have led American antitrust in the wrong direction.

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