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Antitrust Economics for Lawyers

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ISBN/ISSN: 9781632846082
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Written for attorneys at law firms in antitrust practice, partners and associates. Written by economic consultants and expert witnesses, the book discusses the economics of antitrust in a way that a lawyer, who may not have an economic background or degree, can understand. However, the text is not over-simplified, providing clearly explained formulae and equations. The book is broken down by merger analysis, monopoly and exclusion, and damages. The book stands alone in the field, of two competing texts, one is out of print, the other hasn’t been updated since a second edition in 2008. The LN book is MUCH more timely. The authors are highly qualified consultants and expert witnesses specializing in antitrust economic matters.

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Table of contents

CHAPTER 1 Market Definition and Multi-Product Firms in Merger Analysis

§ 1.01 Introduction

§ 1.02 The Hypothetical Monopolist Test

§ 1.03 Critical Loss Analysis

§ 1.04 Market Definition with Multi-Product Firms

§ 1.05 Conclusions

CHAPTER 2 Unilateral Effects of Horizontal Mergers

§ 2.01 Introduction

§ 2.02 General Economic Principles

§ 2.03 Quantitative Tools in Assessing Unilateral Effects

§ 2.04 Unilateral Effects Under Non-Price Competition

§ 2.05 Conclusions

CHAPTER 3 Coordinated Effects in Merger Analysis

§ 3.01 Introduction

§ 3.02 The Number of Competitors

§ 3.03 Supplier Asymmetries and Industry Mavericks

§ 3.04 Opportunities to Disrupt Coordination

§ 3.05 Conclusions

CHAPTER 4 Economics of Distribution and Franchising and Their Legal
Implications

§ 4.01 Overview of the Economic Nature of Distribution Arrangements

§ 4.02 Economic Analysis of Distribution

§ 4.03 Potential Procompetitive Efficiencies from Vertical Restraints

§ 4.04 Potential Anticompetitive Effects from Vertical Restraints

§ 4.05 Economic Characteristics of Franchise Systems

§ 4.06 Conclusion

CHAPTER 5 Distinguishing Between Market Power and Monopoly Power in a
Section 2 Exclusion Case

§ 5.01 Introduction

§ 5.02 The Simple Economics of Monopoly Power

§ 5.03 Market Power in Oligopolies

§ 5.04 An Economic Approach to the Legal Definition of Monopoly Power

§ 5.05 Markups and Market Shares May Not Be Reliable Predictors of Market
Power

§ 5.06 Monopoly Power and Causation

CHAPTER 6 Bundling

§ 6.01 Introduction

§ 6.02 The Benefits of Bundling

§ 6.03 Two Representative Cases

§ 6.04 Anticompetitive Bundling

§ 6.05 Price-Cost Tests for Bundled Discounts

CHAPTER 7 Contracts That Reference Rivals

§ 7.01 Introduction

§ 7.02 Identifying CRRs

§ 7.03 Competitive Effects of CRRs

§ 7.04 Exclusive Dealing and Market-Share Discounts

§ 7.05 MFNs

§ 7.06 Network Contracting

§ 7.07 Conclusion

CHAPTER 8 Estimating Damages in Collusion Cases

§ 8.01 Introduction

§ 8.02 The Economics of Damages from Collusion

§ 8.03 Building A Model for the Damages Analysis

§ 8.04 Estimating Damages Using Econometric Models

CHAPTER 9 Class Certification

§ 9.01 Introduction

§ 9.02 First Generation Statistical Models Used in Class Certification

§ 9.03 Statistical Models with Individualized Impact Results

§ 9.04 Conclusion