Situating Dynamic Competition: An Evolution Beyond Chicago


Dynamic competition defines an improvement path for antitrust law. Interested in competitive realities more than political activities, the growing body of scholarship studying dynamic competition wants to make antitrust diagnosis and analysis more accurate without sacrificing administrability. At a high level, the dynamic competition approach appears to some as a twenty-first-century equivalent of the Chicago School of antitrust. This article shows that the analogy is only partially correct. Unlike the Chicago School of antitrust law, the dynamic competition scholarship is innovation oriented, empirical, enforcement friendly, and interdisciplinary. More generally, dynamic competition is the natural evolution for all systems of antitrust law that reassess doctrine in light of the progression of economic and technical understanding of competition.

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