The primary goal of the papers and publication in this line of resarch is to advance our understanding of U.S. antitrust law, enforcement, and related policies and practices by the U.S. competition agencies, the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Divisions and the Federal Trade Commission, focusing on how domestic politics shapes U.S. antitrust (or what allows U.S. antitrust to remain relatively isolated from domestic politics).  Some of the planned papers will re-visit well-known findings from earlier research, using the new data with longer time series and additional, more fine-grained informaiton generated by the NSF Data Project; other papers will focus on exploring previously unexamined aspects of the domestic politics of U.S. antitrust.
Please select from the menu on the left to learn more about the rationale for, and key objectives of, this line of research—or to read brief summaries of the published articles, chapters, and/or work-in-progress focused on the domestic politics of U.S. antitrust.