Examples & Explanations for Antitrust, Second Edition is designed to be accessible to students with no background in economics, but also sophisticated enough for advanced courses on antitrust law. Author Christopher Sagers provides straightforward introductions to the principles of antitrust law and uses the proven-effective E & E pedagogy to illustrate the practical applications of the principles described under each topic.


  • Down-to-earth explanation of the economic basis of American antitrust law
  • Careful analysis of more advanced topics in the field: oligopoly theory; theory of monopolistic competition
  • Extensively lays out the real-world practical background of antitrust law
  • Gives full coverage to topics in the Sherman and Clayton Acts; price discrimination and the Robinson-Patman Act; the process of merger review under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, and others
  • Incorporation of critical new legal developments, including the Supreme Court's decisions in FTC v. Actavis and FTC v. Phoebe Putney, important lower court developments, like the Seventh Circuit's ruling in Minn-Chem v. Agrium, and incorporation of the 2010 revisions to the Horizontal Merger Guidelines
  • Expanded treatment of advanced economic topics, like oligopoly theory, monopolistic competition, and the economics of vertical restraints.
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