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Buyer Cartels Versus Buying Groups: Legal Distinctions, Competitve Realities, and Antitrust Policy

@article{Carstensen2010BuyerCV,
  title={Buyer Cartels Versus Buying Groups: Legal Distinctions, Competitve Realities, and Antitrust Policy},
  author={Peter C. Carstensen},
  journal={William \& Mary Business Law Review},
  year={2010},
  volume={1},
  pages={1}
}
  • P. Carstensen
  • Published 3 September 2010
  • Business
  • William & Mary Business Law Review
The existence and exploitation of buyer power is emerging as an important concern for antitrust as the public enforcement of antitrust law itself is re-emerging as part of the renewed recognition that markets require rules in order to operate efficiently and in socially desirable ways. Buyer cartels are per se illegal but buying groups are subject to the "rule of reason" in antitrust law; yet, the two types of activity are hard to distinguish in a variety of circumstances. Moreover, neither… 
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