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Competition and the State$
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D. Daniel Sokol, Thomas K. Cheng, and Ioannis Lianos

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780804789394

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804789394.001.0001

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What Drives Merger Control?

What Drives Merger Control?

How Government Sets the Rules and Play

(p.89) Chapter 5 What Drives Merger Control?
Competition and the State

D. Daniel Sokol

Stanford University Press

This chapter identifies three related topics that address the extent to which political factors should be recognized: within antitrust, outside of antitrust law as part of merger control, and how these two analyses interact. This chapter offers analysis of these themes along with case studies of each issue to operationalize these issues in real-world settings.

Keywords:   mergers, antitrust, competition law, public choice, antitrust goals

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