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Barry Rodger (ed), Landmark Cases in Competition Law: Around the World in Fourteen Stories (Wolters Kluwer, 2013)


Josef Drexl, Mor Bakhoum, Eleanor M Fox, Michal S Gal and David J Gerber (eds), Competition Policy and Regional Integration in Developing Countries, Edward Elgar (2012)

Einer Elhauge (ed), Research Handbook on the Economics of Antitrust Law, Edward Elgar (2012)

Ariel Ezrachi (ed), Research Handbook on International Competition Law, Edward Elgar (November 2012)

Pardeep S Mehta (Ed), Evolution of Competition Laws and their Enforcement (Routledge Studies in Global Competition, 2012)

Richard Whish and Christopher Townley, New Competition Jurisdictions: Shaping Policies and Building Institutions, Edward Elgar (2012)

Daniel Zimmer (Ed), The Goals of Competition Law, Edward Elgar (2012)


Simon Bishop and Mike Walker, The Economics of EC Competition Law: Concepts, Application and Measurement (3rd edn, 2010, Sweet & Maxwell)

Josef Drexl, Wolfgang Kerber, Rupprecht Podszun (eds), Competition Policy and the Economic Approach: Foundations and Limitations (Edward Elgar, 2011)

Einer Elhauge and Damien Geradin, Global Competition Law and Economics, Second Edition, Hart Publishing (2011)

Also: Einer Elhauge and Damien Geradin, Global Antitrust Law and Economics, Second Edition, Foundation Press (2011)

Gunnar Niels, Helen Jenkins and James Kavanagh, Economics for Competition Lawyers, Oxford University Press (2011)


Maher M Dabbah, International and Comparative Competition Law, Cambridge University Press (2010)

Eleanor M Fox and Daniel A Crane, Global Issues in Antitrust and Competition Law (West, 2010)

Andrew T Guzman, Cooperation, Comity and Competition Policy, Oxford University Press (2010)

Lee McGowan, The Antitrust Revolution in Europe, Edward Elgar (2010)

AE Rodriguez, Ashok Menon, The Limits of Competition Policy, Kluwer Law International (2010)

Francesco Russo, Maarten Pieter Schinkel, Andrea Gunster, Martin Carree, European Commission Decisions on Competition: Economic Perspectives on Landmark Antitrust and Merger Cases, Cambridge University Press (2010)


Eugene Buttigieg, Competition Law: Safeguarding the Consumer Interest, Kluwer Law International (2009)

Bruce Lyons, Cases in European Competition Policy, Cambridge University Press (2009)

Massimo Motta, Competition Policy, Cambridge University Press (2009)

Brendan J Sweeney, The Internationalisation of Competition Rules, Taylor & Francis (2009)

Martyn D Taylor, International Competition Law, Cambridge University Press (2009)


Budzinski, Oliver, The Governance of Global Competition: Competence Allocation in International Competition Policy, Cheltenham: Elgar 2008

Chris Noonan, Emerging Principles of International Competition Law (International Economic Law Series), Oxford University Press (2008)

Robert Pitofsky (ed), How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark: The Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on US Antitrust, Oxford University Press (2008)

Barry Rodger, Competition Law and Policy in the EC and UK, Routledge Cavendish (2008)


Katalin J Cseres, Maarten-Pieter Schinkel, Floris O W Vogelaar, Criminalization of Competition Law Enforcement, Edward Elgar (2006)

Michael Utton, International Competition Policy: Maintaining Open Markets in the Global Economy, Edward Elgar (2006)

Michael Dennis Whinston, Lectures on Antitrust Economics, MIT Press (2006)


Maher Dabbah, EC and UK Competition Law: Commentary, Cases and Materials, Cambridge University Press (2004)

Richard A Epstein, Michael S Greve, Competition Laws in Conflict, AEI Press (2004)


External linkBeaton-Wells, Proof of Antitrust Markets in Australia, Federation Press (2003)

Antonio Cucinotta, Roberto Pardolesi, Roger van den Bergh, Post-Chicago Developments in Antitrust Law (New Horizons in Law and Economics Series), Edward Elgar (2003)

Maher Dabbah, The Internationalisation of Antitrust Policy, Cambridge University Press (2003)

Josef Drexl (ed), The Future of Transnational Antitrust, Kluwer Law International (2003)

Einer Elhauge and Damien Geradin, Global Competition Law and Economics, Hart Publishing (2007)

Michal S Gal, Competition Policy for Small Market Economies, Harvard University Press (2003)


Bruno Zanettin, Cooperation Between Antitrust Agencies at the International Level, Hart Publishing (2002)


G Bruce Doern and Stephen Wilks, Comparative Competition Policy, Clarendon Press(1996)


F M Scherer, CompetitionPolicies for an Integrated World Economy, Brookings Institute Press (1994)


Roger D Blair and David L Kaserman, Antitrust Economics, Irwin Publications in Economics (1985)

Herbert Hovenkamp, Economics and Federal Antitrust Law, West Publishing Co (1985)


Eleanor Fox and James T Halverson, Antitrust Policy in Transition, ABA Section of Antitrust Law (1984)



Articles, book chapters, working papers



External linkAngela Daly, Beyond ‘Hipster Antitrust’: A Critical Perspective on the European Commission's Google Decision (2 August 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3012437

External linkPablo Solano Diaz, 'EU Competition Law Needs to Install a Plug-in' (2017) 40(3) World Competition 393

Sean Durkin, 'The competitive effects of loyalty discounts in a model of competition implied by the discount attribution test' (2017) 81 Antitrust Law Journal 475

External linkDavid Evans, ‘Why the Dynamics of Competition for Online Platforms Leads to Sleepless Nights But Not Sleepy Monopolies’ (26 July 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3009438

External linkAriel Ezrachi and Maurice Stucke, 'Two Artificial Neural Networks Meet in an Online Hub and Change the Future (Of Competition, Market Dynamics and Society)' (1 July 2017) (Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 24/2017; University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 323) (SSRN)

External linkAriel Ezrachi, ‘Sponge’ (2017) 5 Journal of Antitrust Enforcement 49–75 SSRN at https://ssrn.com/abstract=2572028 or the Journal page (Free) https://doi.org/10.1093/jaenfo/jnw011

External linkMichal S Gal, 'The Social Contract at the Basis of Competition Law' (6 August 2017) (forthcoming in Lianos and Gerard (eds) Competitoin Policy: between Equity and Efficiency (Cambridge University Press 2017)

External linkPhilipp Hacker, ‘Personal Data, Exploitative Contracts, and Algorithmic Fairness: Autonomous Vehicles Meet the Internet of Things (24 July 2017) (International Data Privacy Law (Forthcoming)) Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3007780

External linkHerbert Hovenkamp, 'Antitrust and Information Technologies' (2017) 68 Florida Law Review 419

External linkPieter J F Huizing, 'Fining Foreign Effects: A New Frontier of Extraterritorial Cartel Enforcement in Europe?' (2017) 40(3) World Competition 365–392

Lina M Khan, 'Amazon's Antitrust Paradox' (2017) 126(3) Yale Law Journal 564-907

External linkLouis Kaplow, 'On the Relevance of Market Power' (2017) 130 Harvard Law Review 1303

External linkMel Marquis, ‘Competition law in the Philippines: economic, legal, and institutional context’ (2017) Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, jnx014, https://doi.org/10.1093/jaenfo/jnx014

External linkA Douglas Melamed, 'Antitrust Law is Not That Complicated' (2017) 130 Harvard Law Review Forum 163
(response to Kaplow, 'On the Relevance of Market Power')

External linkAlbert Sanchez-Graells, 'Against the Grain? - Member State Interests and EU Procurement Law' (forthcoming in M Varju (ed), Between Compliance and Particularism: Member State Interests and European Union Law (Springer) (SSRN, 18 August 2017)

External linkD Daniel Sokol, 'Responding to Antitrust and Information Technology' (2017) Florida Law Review (SSRN, 18 August 2017)

Richard M Steuer, 'Musthavedness' (2017) 81 Antitrust Law Journal 447

External linkJay Matthew Strader, 'Multiple Product Discounts: A Comparative EU/US Competition Law Perspective (2017) 40(3) World Competition 421

External linkCento Veljanovski, 'Credit Cards, Counterfactuals, and Antitrust Damages the UK Mastercard Litigations' (15 August 2017) (SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3023585)



Jonathan B Baker, 'Taking the Error Out of "Error Cost" Analysis: What's Wrong with Antitrust's Right' (2015) 80(1) Antitrust Law Journal 1





External linkRachel Brandenburger, 'International Cooperation: Where Next?' (Women's Competition Network, Brussels, Belgium, 23 May 2011)

External linkMalcolm B Coate and Joseph J Simons, 'In Defense of Market Definition' (February 14, 2012): at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1967208

External linkDamien Geradin and Ianis Girgenson,The Counterfactual Method in EU Competition Law: The Cornerstone of the Effects-Based Approach (SSRN, Working Paper, December 11, 2011)

External linkHerbert Hovenkamp, 'Distributive Justice and Consumer Welfare in Antitrust' (Working Paper, 3 August 2011)

External linkLouis Kaplow, 'Market Share Thresholds: On the Conflation of Empirical Assessments and Legal Policy Judgments' (2011) 7(2) Journal of Competition Law and Economics 243-276

External linkBarak Orbach, 'The Antitrust Consumer Welfare Paradox' (2011) 7(1) Journal of Competition Law & Economics 133-164; Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 10-07

Maurice E Stucke, 'Reconsidering Competition and the Goals of Competition Law' (2011) 81 Mississippi Law Journal 107; University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 123' SSRN, 20 July 2010

External linkJörg Philipp Terhechte, 'International Competition Enforcement Law between Cooperation and Convergence' (6 May, 2011, The University of Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy, Working Paper CCLP (L) 26 - available at SSRN)

External linkChristopher Townley, 'The Relevant Market: An Acceptable Limit to Competition Analysis?' (SSRN, Working Paper Series, 25 July 2011)

External linkJill Walker, 'cooperation and convergence over the next decade: a view from the Antipodes' (International Bar Association Conference, 'Merger Regulation in the European Union after 20 years - past, present and future', Brussels, 11 March 2011)


External linkABA Section of International Law, International Antitrust Law Committee, '2010 Antitrust Year in Review'

External linkMark D. Bauer, 'Department Stores On Sale: An Antitrust Quandary' (2010) 26 Ga St U L Rev 255 (at SSRN)

External linkRachel Brandenburger, 'International Competition Policy and Practice: New Perspectives?' (Remarks as Prepared for The Centre of European Law, King's College, London, October 29, 2010)

External linkMalcolm B Coate and Jeffrey H Fischer, 'Why Markets Matter for Evidence-Based Merger Analysis' (January 2010) Oxera Agenda

External linkLiam Colley and Philip Marsden, 'Use of the Counterfactual in Antitrust (DRAFT)' (Competition Law Forum, March 2010)

External linkJoseph Farrell and Carl Shapiro, 'Antitrust Evaluation of Horizontal Mergers: An Economic Alternative to Market Definition' (2010) 10(1) The BE Journal of Theoretical Economics

External linkPatrick Massey, 'Market Definition and Market Power in Competition Analysis - Some Practical Issues' (2000) 31(4) Economic and Social Review 309-328

Laura Parrett, 'Shouldn't We Know What We Are Protecting? Yes We Should! A Plea for a Solid and Comprehensive Debate about the Objectives of EU Competition Law and Policy' (August 2010) 6(2) European Competition Journal 339

External linkR Schmalensee, 'Should New Merger Guidelines Give UPP Market Definition?' (December 2009) GCP: The Antitrust Chronical (at Competition Policy International)

External linkRhonda Smith, 'Market definition: Going, going, gone? Developments in the United States' (2010) 18 Competition and Consumer Law Journal 119

External linkCento Veljanovski, 'Counterfactual Tests in Competition Law' [2010] 4 Competition Law Journal [available at SSRN]


Buxbaum, Hannah L, 'Territory, Territoriality, and the Resolution of Jurisdictional Conflict' (2009) 57 American Journal of Comparative Law 631

Maher M Dabbah, 'Competition Law and Policy in Developing Countries: A Critical Assessment of the Challenges to Establishing an Effective Competition Law Regime' (2010) 33(3) World Competition 457-475

External linkSokol, D. Daniel, The Future of International Antitrust and Improving Antitrust Agency Capacity (January 17, 2009). Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 103, 2009; University of Florida Levin College of Law Research Paper No. 2009-23.

External linkBrendan J Sweeney, 'Global Competition: Searching For A Rational Basis For Global Competition Rules' (2008) 30 Sydney Law Review 209



Neil W Averitt and Robert H Lande, 'Using the "Consumer Choice" Approach to Antitrust Law' (2007) 74 Antitrust Law Journal 175

J B Baker, 'Market Definition: An Analytical Overview' (2007) 74(1) Antitrust LJ 129

External linkThomas Barnett, 'Global Antitrust Enforcement', Presented at the Georgetown Law Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium, 26 September 2007

External linkD W Carlton, ‘Market Definition: Use and Abuse’ (2007) 3(1) Competition Policy International 4

K J Cseres, 'The Controversies of the Consumer Welfare Standard' (2007) 3 Competition Law Review 121

Joseph P Griffin and Leeanne T Sharp, 'Efficiency Issues in Competition Analysis in Australia, The European Union and The United States' (1996) 64 Antitrust Law Journal 649

External linkSokol, D. Daniel,' Monopolists Without Borders: The Institutional Challenge of International Antitrust in a Global Gilded Age' (2007) 4 Berkeley Business Law Journal 37-122; Univ. of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1034.


Caron Beaton-Wells, 'Mergers without markets? Unilateral effects analyisis in the United States and its prospects in Australia' (2006) 34 ABLR 186 (available at SSRN)

Bhattacharjea, Aditya, 'The Case for a Multilateral Agreement on Competition Policy: A Developing Country Perspective' (2006) 9 Journal of International Economic Law 293



Lorenzo Coppi and Walker, Mike, 'Substantial convergence or parallel paths? Similarities and differences in the economic analysis of horizontal mergers in US and EU competition law' (2004) Antitrust Bulletin 101


Beckler, Richard W and Matthew H Kirtland, 'Extraterritorial Application of US Antitrust Law: What Is a "Direct, Substantial, and Reasonably Foreseeable Effect" Under the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act?' (2003) 38 Texas International Law Journal 11




Editorial, 'US International Antitrust Enforcement since the 1980s' (1999) 4(1) Economic Perspectives - An Electronic Journal of the US Information Agency 32

Griffin, Joseph P, 'Extraterritoriality in US and EU Antitrust Enforcement' (1999) 67 Antitrust Law Journal 159


Barringer, William H, 'Competition Policy and Cross Border Dispute Resolution: Lessons Learned from the US-Japan Film Dispute' (1998) 6 George Mason Law Review 459

Claudio Cocuzza and Massimiliano Montini, 'International Antitrust Co-operation in a Global Economy' (1998) 19 European Competition Law Review 15

Griffin, Joseph P, 'Foreign Governmental Reactions to US Assertions of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction' (1998) 6 George Mason Law Review 505

Griffin, Joseph P, 'Foreign Governmental Reactions to US Assertions of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction' (1998) European Competition Law Reports 64

Guzman, Andrew, 'Is International Antitrust Possible?' (1998) 73 New York University Law Review 1501


John M Connor, 'International Convergence of Antitrust Law and Enforcement' (1997) 28 Antitrust Law & Economics Review 17

Editorial, 'United States-Australia mutual Antitrust Assistance Agreement proposed' (1997) 5 European Community Law Review 107


Atwood, James R., 'Blocking Statutes and Sovereign Compulsion in American Antitrust Litigation' (1996) 27 Swiss Review of International Competition Law 5

Brittan, Leon, 'Towards an International Framework of Competition Rules' (1996) 24 International Business Lawyer 454


Alford, Roger P, 'The Extraterritorial Application of Antitrust Laws: A Postscript on Hartford Fire Insurance Co. v. California' (1993) 34 Virginia Journal of International Law 213


Alford, Roger P, 'The Extraterritorial Application of Antitrust Laws: The United States and European Community Approaches' (1992) 33 Virginia Journal of International Law 1

Anderson, Timothy L, 'Extraterritorial Application of National Antitrust Laws: The Need for More Uniform Regulation' (1992) 38 Wayne Law Review 1579



Brodley, Joseph F, 'The Economic Goals of Antitrust: Efficiency, Consumer Welfare, and Technological Progress' (1987) 62 New York University Law Review 1020


Walter Adams, 'Dissolution, Divorcement, Divestiture: The Pyrrhic Victories of Antitrust' (1951) 27 Indiana Law Journal 1


Institutional design


Annetje Ottow, Market and Competition Authorities: Good Agency Principles (OUP, 2015)



Eleonor M Fox and Michael J Trebilcock (eds), The Design of Competition Law Institutions: Global Norms, Local Choices (OUP, 2013)


Firat Cengiz, Antitrust Federalism in the EU and the US (Routledge, 2012) 


William E Kovacic, ‘Institutional Foundations for Economic Legal Reform Transition Economies: The Case of Competition Policy and Antitrust Enforcement’ (2001) 77 Chicago-Kent L Rev 265, 314


Robert E Goodin (ed), The Theory of Institutional Design (Cambridge University Press, 1996)