The diverse and excellent set of authors assembled in this book sheds light on the continuing and conflicting calls for deregulation and re-regulation of important industries and informs the ongoing, increasingly global, policy debate over the evolving line between regulation and general competition policy. The purpose of this book is to understand the debate and its policy implications, focusing on the traditionally regulated sectors of telecommunications and energy, and comparing approaches in the European Union and the United States. The book also contains contributions that generalize across industries, thus lending relevance beyond the two sectors that anchor the book.
Innovatively combining legal and economic views, Antitrust and Regulation in the EU and US will be of great interest to scholars of competition law, international law firms, and competition authorities and sector-specific regulation authorities (federal and state).
Edited by Francois Leveque, Professor of Law and Economics, Ecole des mines de Paris, France and Howard Shelanski, Professor of Law, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, US
Contents: Introduction: Balancing Antitrust and Regulation Francois Leveque and Howard Shelanski 1. Synthetic Competition Douglas H. Ginsburg 2. European Competition Policy and Regulation: Differences, Overlaps, and Constraints John Temple Lang 3. Contrasting Legal Solutions and the Comparability of EU and US Experiences Pierre Larouche 4. Modeling an Antitrust Regulator for Telecoms James B. Speta 5. Rethinking Merger Remedies: Toward a Harmonization of Regulatory Oversight with Antitrust Merger Review Philip J. Weiser 6. Market Power in US and EU Electricity Generation Richard Gilbert and David Newbery 7. Mobile Call Termination: A Tale of Two-Sided Markets Tommaso Valletti Index