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Academic Articles Awards > General Antitrust

Another Take on the Relevant Welfare Standard for Antitrust

Jonathan Jacobson, The Antitrust Source, p. 1, August 2015

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In this article, I identify a variety of standards that have been proposed since The Antitrust Paradox was published. I analyze some of their various strengths and weaknesses and propose a standard for further study and analysis: that the goal of antitrust is to protect the competitive process, with anticompetitive effects best analyzed through the impact on market output.

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