Overshot the Mark? A Simple Explanation of the Chicago School’s Influence on Antitrust

Joshua Wright, Apr 15, 2009

Overshot the Mark is an important collection of essays presenting a challenge to the Chicago School´s dominating influence on United States antitrust jurisprudence. It offers a proposal to supplant the Chicago School theoretical foundations of modern antitrust in favor of a Post-Chicago enforcement regime. Applying Stigler´s admonition that explanatory power must determine the winner of a battle of competing theories, I conclude that despite a valiant effort well worth reading for any party interested in the future of antitrust policy, Overshot the Mark falls short of hitting its own.

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