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Does antitrust policy improve consumer welfare? Assessing the evidence

In: Governments, Competition and Utility Regulation

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  • Robert W. Crandall
  • Clifford Winston

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Governments, Competition and Utility Regulation continues the series of annual books, published in association with the Institute of Economic Affairs and the London Business School, which critically reviews the state of utility regulation and competition policy.

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  • Robert W. Crandall & Clifford Winston, 2005. "Does antitrust policy improve consumer welfare? Assessing the evidence," Chapters, in: Colin Robinson (ed.), Governments, Competition and Utility Regulation, chapter 2, Edward Elgar Publishing.
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