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Extra info for Competition Policy Analysis: An Integrated Approach
2 Fundamental Level 25 be added to the deadweight loss to trace out the overall potential of antitrust policy to improve total welfare. 27 Antitrust policy, as opposed to regulation, is applied in markets in which the competitive process is viable in principle, and only occasionally endangered by actions of individual firms or groups of firms. Therefore, as Geroski (2004: 4) indicates, competition policy only “swings into operation when serious, egregious problems are believed to exist”. Although most economists would probably still agree on the desirability of these selective and episodic swings in an artificial world of perfect information, a considerable group of scholars becomes sceptical about how to decide when to swing as well as about the accuracy of the swings in a world of imperfect and incomplete information, in which the antitrust authority has to judge on complex forms of business behaviour in complex markets with a multitude of knock-on effects.
Although the striving for a monopoly position remains probably the most important individual motivation for undertaking business activities25, the permanent (ab)use of such a position likely leads to welfare-reducing inefficiencies. Although empirical studies on deadweight and rent-seeking losses show that the performance differential between perfect competition and monopoly can be surprisingly small, a closer interpretation of these results show that the true losses are very likely significantly larger.
Eucken, 1952: 31). 28 2 Competition Policy Analysis – An Integrated Approach collusively or exclusively. He substantiates his view (pp. 36ff) by evaluating evidence from four episodes of no or lax antitrust enforcement in the United States: − Industry performance before and shortly after the enactment of the Sherman Act (1890) Studies of major industries during that period show successful though imperfect collusion in steel (Scherer, 1996), bromine (Levenstein, 1997), railroads (Elli son, 1994; Porter, 1983) and petroleum refining (Granitz and Klein, 1996).