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How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark: The Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on U.S. Antitrust

Robert Pitofsky


This book came about due to the growing concern that antitrust, a system of regulation that for over a century has had wide professional and public support, is under attack. The recent trend appears to be toward more limited interpretation of doctrine (especially in the Supreme Court) and less aggressive federal enforcement. Part of the reason for the decline in enforcement is that for almost fifty years extremely conservative economic analysis (sometimes referred to as “Chicago School”) has dominated scholarship in the area. With the exceptionally liberal “Warren Court” as their target, two b ... More

Keywords: anititrust, regulation, Chicago School, Richard Posner, Robert Bork, Warren Court, Ronald Reagan, efficiency

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195372823
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372823.001.0001


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Robert Pitofsky, editor

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