2006–2009

Has U.S. Antitrust Policy Protected Consumers from the Abuse of Market Dominance?

Policy Paper No. 3

Författare: Robert W. CrandallAntal sidor: 18Publicerad: 6 April, 2006

Has U.S. Antitrust Policy Protected Consumers from the Abuse of Market Dominance? Robert W. Crandall

Among the United States’ most important exports are its market-oriented economic policies. The privatization and de-regulation of the transportation and communications sectors come quickly to the mind of this student of economic regulation. But why should the EU or other countries, for that matter, wish to emulate U.S. antitrust (competition) policy?

It is obvious that an open, competitive economy is a worthwhile goal, but is an aggressive competition policy – “antitrust” policy, in U.S. parlance – necessary to assure that a market economy does not retrogress to the bad old days of the Robber Barons? I would suggest that empirical evidence on the effects of U.S. antitrust policy provides little supportive evidence for such a proposition.

Aktuell forskare

Niclas Berggren

Forskningsområden: Institutionell och politisk ekonomi; tillit, tolerans och religion; skönhetens betydelse i politiken.

Några av de frågor Niclas Berggren försöker besvara i sin forskning:

  • Hur påverkar t.ex. tillit, tolerans och religion ekonomins funktionssätt?
  • Finns det ett samband mellan graden av marknadsekonomi och sociala variabler (som tillit och tolerans)?

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