The American antitrust counter-revolutionaries: A European perspective

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Professor Fox’s work of the 1980s set the framework for debating the shape of
antitrust law. She was prescient in noting the practical and political salience of the
Chicago school’s approach. This paper offers a European perspective on US debates
since that time. It examines why the dominant paradigm has been successful and
how it has been challenged. It examines three approaches: tinkering with the burden of proof, focusing on the competitive process and legislating away uncomfortable precedent. Each of these asks for a rethinking of our assumptions and perspectives about what it means to say that antitrust safeguards well-functioning markets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEleanor M. Fox
Subtitle of host publicationAntitrust ambassador to the world - Liber amicorum
EditorsNicolas Charbit, Sébastien Garchot
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)978-1-93007-97-1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2021


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