Economics of Regulation and Antitrust


Author: W. Kip Viscusi,Joseph E. Harrington,John M. Vernon

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026222075X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 927

View: 4518

This new edition of the leading text on business and government focuses on the insights economic reasoning can provide in analyzing regulatory and antitrust issues. Departing from the traditional emphasis on institutions, Economics of Regulation and Antitrust asks how economic theory and empirical analyses can illuminate the character of market operation and the role for government action and brings new developments in theory and empirical methodology to bear on these questions. The fourth edition has been substantially revised and updated throughout, with new material added and extended discussion of many topics. Part I, on antitrust, has been given a major revision to reflect advances in economic theory and recent antitrust cases, including the case against Microsoft and the Supreme Court's Kodak decision. Part II, on economic regulation, updates its treatment of the restructuring and deregulation of the telecommunications and electric power industries, and includes an analysis of what went wrong in the California energy market in 2000 and 2001. Part III, on social regulation, now includes increased discussion of risk-risk analysis and extensive changes to its discussion of environmental regulation. The many case studies included provide students not only pertinent insights for today but also the economic tools to analyze the implications of regulations and antitrust policies in the future.The book is suitable for use in a wide range of courses in business, law, and public policy, for undergraduates as well at the graduate level. The structure of the book allows instructors to combine the chapters in various ways according to their needs. Presentation of more advanced material is self-contained. Each chapter concludes with questions and problems.

Regulation, Institutions, and the Law


Author: Jaivir Singh

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9788187358282

Category: Law

Page: 242

View: 414

A Large Body Of Standard Literature On Regulation Has Grown Organically In Response To The Markets In The United States And Western Europe. The Twelve Papers In Regulation, Institutions And The Law Try To Understand The Specific Context Within Which Regulation Has Unfolded In A Country Like India, Which Is Different In Many Ways From That Of The United States And Western Europe. The Volume Also Dwells On How These Regulatory Issues Flow Across National Boundaries And Affect The International Arena In This Age Of Globalization. Jaivir Singh Teaches At The Centre For The Study Of Law And Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He Has Published Articles On The Economics Of Labour Law, Competition Policy, Regulation, Legal Procedure, Judicial Activism And Separation Of Powers, And Is The Author Of 'Central Government Policies: Interface With Competition Policy Objectives' In Pradeep S. Mehta Ed., Towards A Functional Competition Policy For India (Jaipur: Cuts International 2005).

The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics


Author: Roger D. Blair,D. Daniel Sokol

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019938861X

Category: Law

Page: 448

View: 3495

More than any other area of regulation, antitrust economics shapes law and policy in the United States, the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In a number of different areas of antitrust, advances in theory and empirical work have caused a fundamental reevaluation and shift of some of the assumptions behind antitrust policy. This reevaluation has profound implications for the future of the field. The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics has collected chapters from many of the leading figures in antitrust. In doing so, this two volume Handbook provides an important reference guide for scholars, teachers, and practitioners. However, it is more than a merely reference guide. Rather, it has a number of different goals. First, it takes stock of the current state of scholarship across a number of different antitrust topics. In doing so, it relies primarily upon the economics scholarship. In some situations, though, there is also coverage of legal scholarship, case law developments, and legal policies. The second goal of the Handbook is to provide some ideas about future directions of antitrust scholarship and policy. Antitrust economics has evolved over the last 60 years. It has both shaped policy and been shaped by policy. The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics will serve as a policy and research guide of next steps to consider when shaping the future of the field of antitrust.



Author: Jean Tirole

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486800221

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1099

View: 5593

Das Standard-Lehrbuch in diesem Bereich. Beginnend mit einer klaren und ausführlichen Darstellung des mikroökonomischen Theorie werden die verschiedenen für die Industrieökonomik relevanten Themenbereiche erarbeitet. Dabei nimmt auch die Darstellung von Markt-Unvollkommenheiten einen breiten Raum ein. Viele der Theorien werden mit Hilfe der Spieltheorie erläutert.

21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook


Author: Rhona C. Free

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412961424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1000

View: 8055

Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.

Government failure versus market failure

microeconomics policy research and government performance


Author: Clifford Winston

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 130

View: 6860

"I conclude that scholarly research has consistently found substantial failure in government's efforts to correct market failures and that neither failure is often corrected in an appropriate manner. But the situation is not insolvable because policy-makers have shown some capacity to learn. The common problem with market failure policies has suggested a common solution calling for policies that rely on a market-oriented framework. I sincerely hope the economics profession and the policy community will build on the scholarship that underlies these conclusions with the ambitious aim of opening the door to greater wisdom." From the Conclusion Book jacket.

The internet and the mass media


Author: Lucy Küng,Robert G. Picard,Ruth Towse

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 2707

This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the impact of the Internet on media and mediated content industries. It explores and discusses the changes this emergent communications platform is engendering for the media and content industries and the implications of those changes. Its contents are drawn from the findings of a five-year EU sponsored research initiative, the 'Cost A20 Programme on the Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media'. Its authors include Europe's leading scholars in the field. The book's standpoint is simultaneously multi-lens, interdisciplinary, and cross-national. By approaching a common topic and single industry from a number of different theoretical and geographical standpoints it provides rich and comprehensive insights and thus equips scholars, policymakers, media practitioners, and social observers with a strong explanatory and interpretive overview of how the Internet has affected the media. The chapters look at the impact of the Internet on technology, platforms and innovation, content, users, and media organisations' strategies, structures and business models.

Competition Law and Economic Regulation


Author: Niamh Dunne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107070562

Category: Law

Page: 392

View: 3389

A nuanced assessment of the relationship between competition law and economic regulation, focusing on substantive and policy-oriented concerns.

Public Procurement and the EU Competition Rules


Author: Albert Sánchez Graells

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1509900284

Category: Law

Page: 584

View: 8636

Public procurement and competition law are both important fields of EU law and policy, intimately intertwined in the creation of the internal market. Hitherto their close connection has been noted, but not closely examined. This work is the most comprehensive attempt to date to explain the many ways in which these fields, often considered independent of one another, interact and overlap in the creation of the internal market. This process of convergence between competition and public procurement law is particularly apparent in the 2014 Directives on public procurement, which consolidate the principle of competition in terms very close to those advanced by the author in the first edition. This second edition builds upon this approach and continues to ask how competition law principles inform and condition public procurement rules, and whether the latter (in their revised form) are adequate to ensure that competition is not distorted. The second edition also deepens the analysis of the market behaviour of the public buyer from a competition perspective. Proceeding through a careful assessment of the general rules of competition and public procurement, the book constantly tests the efficacy of these rules against a standard of the proper functioning of undistorted competition in the market for public procurement. It also traces the increasing relevance of competition considerations in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and sets out criteria and recommendations to continue influencing the development of EU Economic Law.

Industrial Organization

Theory and Practice


Author: Don E. Waldman,Elizabeth Jane Jensen

Publisher: Addison-Wesley


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 712

View: 7605

Written solely for the undergraduate audience, this streamlined Third Edition of Industrial Organization: Theory and Practice——which features early coverage of Antitrust——punctuates its modern introduction to industrial organization with relevant empirical data and case studies to show students how to apply theoretical tools.

The Oxford Handbook of Economic and Institutional Transparency


Author: Jens Forssbaeck,Lars Oxelheim

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199394830

Category: Political Science

Page: 624

View: 7645

In recent years, the term 'transparency' has emerged as one of the most popular and keenly-touted concepts around. In the economic-political debate, the principle of transparency is often advocated as a prerequisite for accountability, legitimacy, policy efficiency, and good governance, as well as a universal remedy against corruption, corporate and political scandals, financial crises, and a host of other problems. But transparency is more than a mere catch-phrase. Increased transparency is a bearing ideal behind regulatory reform in many areas, including financial reporting and banking regulation. Individual governments as well as multilateral bodies have launched broad-based initiatives to enhance transparency in both economic and other policy domains. Parallel to these developments, the concept of transparency has seeped its way into academic research in a wide range of social science disciplines, including the economic sciences. This increased importance of transparency in economics and business studies has called for a reference work that surveys existing research on transparency and explores its meaning and significance in different areas. The Oxford Handbook of Economic and Institutional Transparency is such a reference. Comprised of authoritative yet accessible contributions by leading scholars, this Handbook addresses questions such as: What is transparency? What is the rationale for transparency? What are the determinants and the effects of transparency? And is transparency always beneficial, or can it also be detrimental (if so, when)? The chapters are presented in three sections that correspond to three broad themes. The first section addresses transparency in different areas of economic policy. The second section covers institutional transparency and explores the role of transparency in market integration and regulation. Finally, the third section focuses on corporate transparency. Taken together, this volume offers an up-to-date account of existing work on and approaches to transparency in economic research, discusses open questions, and provides guidance for future research, all from a blend of disciplinary perspectives.

Markt und Regulierung


Author: Jörg Borrmann,Jörg Finsinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800624713

Category: Competition

Page: 559

View: 5150

Financial Modeling


Author: Sebastian Prexl,Michael Bloss,Dietmar Ernst,Christoph Haas,Joachim Häcker,Bernhard Röck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791035413


Page: 640

View: 5624

Wettbewerbspolitik und Regulierung


Author: Jörg Staller

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638134466

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 28

View: 642

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich VWL - Wettbewerbstheorie, Wettbewerbspolitik, Note: 1,4, Fachhochschule Erfurt (Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Seminar, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In der Wettbewerbstheorie und -politik wird der Wettbewerb als ein systembegründendes Prinzip der Marktwirtschaft gesehen. Die Literatur setzt oft sogar Marktwirtschaft mit Wettbewerbswirtschaft gleich, was im weiteren Sinn aussagt, dass Wettbewerb in allen (volkswirtschaftlichen) Bereichen einer Marktwirtschaft auftreten sollte. Ein Grundkonsens über die eigentliche Bedeutung und Funktion des Wettbewerbs lässt sich aus den gesellschaftlichen Grundrechten der Freiheit, des Wohlstands und der Verteilungsgerechtigkeit ableiten. Nur eine wettbewerbliche Organisation der Märkte sichert deren Teilnehmern hinreichend große Handlungsspielräume und Wahlmöglichkeiten (Freiheitsfunktion), verhindert das Entstehen / Bestehen von nicht leistungsgerechten Einkommen (Verteilungsfunktion) und zwingt die Marktteilnehmer zur Anpassung an Datenänderungen, zur Verbesserung des Faktoreinsatzes und zur Realisierung von Fortschritt (Anpassungs-, Allokations- und Fortschrittsfunktion). Der Wettbewerb weist jedoch eine Tendenz zur Selbstauflösung auf, da die Marktteilnehmer in der Regel versuchen, die Freiheitsspielräume anderer unangemessen einzuschränken, sich Verteilungsvorteile auf Kosten anderer zu verschaffen oder sich dem Anpassungs- und Fortschrittsdruck zu entziehen. Er muss daher durch wettbewerbs-politische Maßnahmen und regulierende Strategien des Staates geschützt und gefördert werden, was in diesem Zusammenhang auch den wichtigsten Aufgabenbereich der Wettbewerbspolitik darstellt. [...]

Internationale Wirtschaft

Theorie und Politik der Außenwirtschaft


Author: Paul R. Krugman,Maurice Obstfeld

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827373618

Category: International economic relations

Page: 911

View: 627

Geschichte der Universität in Europa


Author: Walter Rüegg,Asa Briggs

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406369537

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 542

View: 6819

Dieses auf vier Bände angelegte Werk ist eine Geschichte der "Institution Universität" in Europa von ihrer Entstehung im Mittelalter bis in die heutige Zeit und zugleich eine vergleichende Geschichte der europäischen Universitäten sowie der außereuropäischen Universitäten, die nach europäischem Muster gegründet worden sind. Es wird auf Initiative der europäischen Rektorenkonferenz (CRE), der über 500 wissenschaftliche Hochschulen in 27 europäischen Staaten angehören, von einem internationalen Komitee namhafter Wissenschaftler unter dem Vorsitz von Walter Rüegg (Schweiz) herausgegeben. Absicht dieses Gemeinschaftswerkes ist es, die gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen und Aufgaben, die Merkmale geistiger und institutioneller Identität, die Strukturen, Gestaltungen und Hauptprobleme der europäischen Universitäten in ihren geschichtlichen Grundlagen und Veränderungen, aber auch in ihren regionalen Unterschieden, auf dem heutigen Forschungsstand vergleichend und zusammenfassend darzustellen.