This research project investigates how law, economics and institutions respond to an increasingly global and interconnected competition law community
Given the importance of an increasingly international and comparative set of issues for competition law, one would expect to find a well developed set of conferences and books providing comparative and global perspectives from various jurisdictions, legal cultures and socio-economic contexts.
While in recent years there has been convergence in a number of areas of competition law, such as merger and cartel enforcement, other areas of significant disagreement remain, such as unilateral conduct.
More recently, the role of the state in the economy, issues of due process and procedure, the impact of systemic macro-economic shocks, the interaction of competition law with other areas of law, such as intellectual property rights and its enforcement in dynamic and highly evolving industries became topics of concern for the global competition law community.
The aim of the series is to explore the development of competition law in various regions of the world and to provide research of the highest quality in the area of competition law and economics that would enable policymakers around the world to tackle the complex task of setting an economically sophisticated, but also responsive to the specific jurisdiction's socio-economic context, competition law enforcement system.
The Global Competition Law and Economics Series Conferences
The Global Competition Law and Economics Series
Published by Stanford University Press, with Ioannis Lianos and D. Daniel Sokol as series editors, Competition Law and Economics (known in the United States as antitrust) is an area of cutting-edge academic work with significant policy implications.
Once confined to the United States and a few other countries, antitrust has taken off as an area of study in a relatively short period of time. More than 100 jurisdictions now have competition laws. Increasingly, enforcement activities abroad have far-reaching implications for any antitrust regime.
Moreover, developments in economic thinking have helped to reformulate attitudes in both academic and policy circles. This book series will be at the forefront of the development of new ideas and approaches within the field. For more information see our publications.