Dan Crane’s The Institutional Structure of Antitrust Enforcement

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Josh Wright, Dan Crane’s The Institutional Structure of Antitrust Enforcement, Truth on the Market (February 17, 2011), https://truthonthemarket.com/2011/02/17/dan-cranes-the-institutional-structure-of-antitrust-enforcement/

Dan Crane’s new book is now available from Oxford University Press (HT: Danny Sokol).  Dan has been a repeat visitor to TOTM, is a co-author, and his scholarship on is always insightful.  I suspect this book will become a standard reference in the growing antitrust institutions literature.  Here is the book description from the OUP website:

The Institutional Structure of Antitrust Enforcement , by Daniel A. Crane provides a comprehensive and succinct treatment of the history, structure, and behavior of the various U.S. institutions that enforce antitrust laws, such as the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. It addresses the relationship between corporate regulation and antitrust, the uniquely American approach of having two federal antitrust agencies, antitrust federalism, and the predominance of private enforcement over public enforcement. It also draws comparisons with the structure of institutional enforcement outside the United States in the European Union and in other parts of the world, and it considers the possibility of creating international antitrust institutions through the World Trade Organization or other treaty mechanisms. The book derives its topics from historical, economic, political, and theoretical perspectives.

Go buy it.