The Law and Economics of Canadian Competition Policy
Published: May 2003© 2002
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 816 Pages
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
816 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 1.90 in
Offering a unique cross-disciplinary approach to scholarship in law and economics, this much-needed work expounds and critically evaluates all of the major doctrines of Canadian competition policy. The topics addressed, each in a separate chapter, include: Canadian competition policy in an historical context; basic economic concepts; multi-firm conduct; horizontal agreements; the merger review process; predatory pricing and price discrimination; vertical restraints; intra-brand competition; inter-brand competition; abuse of dominance; competition policy and intellectual property rights; competition policy and trade policy; competition policy and regulated industries; and enforcement.
The treatment of each substantive topic is organized first around a discussion of the relevant body (or bodies) of economic theory and then the pertinent bodies of legal doctrine, including case law. Each chapter contains a critique of existing law in light of contemporary economic theory. This is the only book available that offers an up-to-date integrated analysis of economic theory and legal doctrine in the context of Canadian competition policy.
'Th[is] book is unique in Canada and is an excellent contribution to one of the most significant movements in legal scholarship in recent years.'Howard I. Wetston, Vice-Chairman of the Ontario Securities Commission
'Th[is] book is an outstanding contribution to existing Canadian scholarship on Competition Law and Economics. In fact it is so far ahead of anything else available in Canada that it is certain to become a standard reference work for many years to follow.'Roger Ware, Professor of Economics, Queen's University
- Doug Purvis Memorial Prize, Canadian Economic Association