The Atlantic Divide in Antitrust
An Examination of US and EU Competition Policy
With The Atlantic Divide in Antitrust, Daniel J. Gifford and Robert T. Kudrle explore many of the main contested areas of contemporary antitrust, including mergers, price discrimination, predatory pricing, and intellectual property. After identifying how prevailing analyses differ across these areas, they then examine the policy ramifications. Several themes run throughout the book, including differences in the amount of discretion firms have in dealing with purchasers, the weight given to the welfare of various market participants, and whether competition tends to be viewed as an efficiency-generating process or as rivalry. The authors conclude with forecasts and suggestions for how greater compatibility might ultimately be attained.
2 Welfare, Monopolization, Dominance, and Judicial Review
3 Merger Policy and Efficiencies
4 Price Discrimination
5 Predatory Pricing
6 Exclusive Supply Contracts
7 Single-Product Loyalty Rebates: Is a Large Gap Narrowing?
8 Bundled Discounts
9 Intellectual Property, the Two Microsoft Decisions, and Antitrust in Dynamic Industries
10 A Summing Up