As is implicit in the Allensworth paper, the Chicago School is largely responsible for the shift in antitrust. I have selected the three readings for tehse reasons: (i) Easterbrook is one of the seminal papers of the Chicago School; (ii) Fox is one of the Chicago School’s major critics; (iii) Kobayashi and Muirs appear to be in denial about this whole Chicago School business. for discussion: what is the Chicago School, why was it so influential, what are the major criticisms? what is the usefulness of using it as a paradigm for a certian approach to antitrust?
Easterbrook ‘The Limits of Antitrust’ (1984) 63 University of Texas Law Review 1
Fox ‘The Efficiency Paradox’ (2009)) New York University Law and Economics research Paper Series (Working Paper 09-26)
Kobayashi and Muirs ‘Chicago, Post-Chicago and Beyond: Time to Let go of the 20th Century’ (2012) 78 Antitrust Law Journal 147
(definition: further reading is not required for the seminar, it is usually a paper I’d like to have added to the list but decided to clip to avoid excessive readings.)
Bougette, Deschamps and Mart ‘When Economics Met Antitrust: The Second Chicago School and the Economization of Antitrust Law’ (2015) 16(2) Enterprise & Society 313