The US antitrust system and recent trends in antitrust enforcement

@inproceedings{Lin2002TheUA,
  title={The US antitrust system and recent trends in antitrust enforcement},
  author={Ping Lin and Baldev Raj and Michael T. Sandfort and D. J. Slottje},
  year={2002}
}
This paper provides a survey of recent research on the US antitrust system. First we provide an overview of the US antitrust system, describing the roles of the US Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and case law. Second, we provide a new econometric trend analysis on the enforcement of US antitrust law, showing that (1) enforcement demonstrates some trend behavior, as well as comovement with business cycles; (2) the time series of antitrust cases demonstrates two distinct… CONTINUE READING