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Competition Policy and Price Fixing
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Competition Policy and Price Fixing

Louis Kaplow

Abstract

Throughout the world, the rule against price fixing is competition law's most important and least controversial prohibition. Yet there is far less consensus than meets the eye on what constitutes price fixing, and prevalent understandings conflict with the teachings of oligopoly theory that supposedly underlie modern competition policy. This book offers a fresh, in-depth exploration of competition law's horizontal agreement requirement, presents a systematic analysis of how best to address the problem of coordinated oligopolistic price elevation, and compares the resulting direct approach to t ... More

Keywords: price fixing, competition law, competition policy, oligopoly theory, price elevation, orthodox prohibition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691158624
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691158624.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louis Kaplow, author
Harvard Law School