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The Atlantic Divide in Antitrust: An Examination of US and EU Competition Policy

Daniel J. Gifford and Robert T. Kudrle


This book aims to resolve a puzzle: how can two systems of competition law and policy, whose enforcement and judicial institutions employ similar concepts and legal language, reach very different results on a number of current, significant antitrust issues? The most important provisions of the Sherman Act and the competition sections of the Treaty Founding the European Union are striking similar, but a combination of differences in social values, political institutions, and legal precedent retard close convergence. The work explores the main contested areas of contemporary antitrust: mergers, ... More

Keywords: competition law and policy, Sherman Act, Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, price discrimination, predatory pricing, exclusive supply, conditional rebating, intellectual property

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226176109
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226176246.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel J. Gifford, author
University of Minnesota Law School

Robert T. Kudrle, author
University of Minnesota