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Competition and Antitrust Law: A Very Short Introduction

Ariel Ezrachi

July 2021

ISBN: 9780198860303

176 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Explores the promise and limitations of competitive market dynamics, looking at the threats to competition—cartels, agreements, monopolies, and mergers—and the laws in place across the US and European Union to safeguard the process of competition.

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Explores the promise and limitations of competitive market dynamics, looking at the threats to competition—cartels, agreements, monopolies, and mergers—and the laws in place across the US and European Union to safeguard the process of competition.

  • Draws on real-life case studies to review US antitrust laws and EU competition laws
  • Considers the main threats to competitive markets: cartels, monopolies, mergers, and international cooperation
  • Lucidly explains the policy considerations which affect competition law enforcement
  • Written by a leading expert in the field, the Director of the University of Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Ariel Ezrachi, Slaughter and May Professor of Competition Law, University of Oxford

Ariel Ezrachi is the Slaughter and May Professor of Competition Law at the University of Oxford and the Director of the University of Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy. He is the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement (OUP) and the author, co-author and editor of numerous books, including Competition Overdose (2020 HarperCollins) and Virtual Competition (2016, Harvard). Professor Ezrachi's research and commentary have been featured in The Economist, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Guardian, Nikkei, Politico, WIRED and other international outlets

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:The Power of Competition
    2:Markets
    3:The goals and scope of competition and antitrust laws
    4:What is the optimal level of enforcement?
    5:The legal framework
    6:Who enforces the law?
    7:The fight against cartels
    8:Horizontal and vertical agreements
    9:Monopolies and the abuse of market power
    10:Mergers and acquisitions
    11:The international dimension
    Further Reading
    References
    Index

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