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Competition Policy in the United States: An Overview


  • White, Lawrence J


This paper provides a summary of the basic policies in the United States that affect the state of competition in U.S. markets. Much of the paper focuses on antitrust policy, but a substantial fraction of the paper is devoted to regulatory policies. for both types of policies, the paper explains the basic structures of the policies and also provides discussions of recent developments. Copyright 1993 by Oxford University Press.

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  • White, Lawrence J, 1993. "Competition Policy in the United States: An Overview," Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 9(2), pages 133-153, Summer.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:oxford:v:9:y:1993:i:2:p:133-53

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    1. Neugebauer, Andrea, 2002. "Divergierende Fallentscheidungen von Wettbewerbsbehörden: Institutionelle Hintergründe," Arbeitspapiere 26, University of Münster, Institute for Cooperatives.
    2. Lawrence J. White, 1993. "What Should Banks Really Do?: Reply," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 11(4), pages 111-113, October.

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