Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Private rights of action in antitrust are all the rage in
Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal reported (subscription
Out this week on SSRN is a timely paper by Ilya Segal of Stanford and Michael Whinston of Northwestern, entitled Public vs. Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law: A Survey. This paper adds to the existing literature by providing a discussion of the economic issues regarding public vs. private enforcement and the economic literature that pertains to it.
Also getting in on the debate is Terry Calvani of Freshfields. Terry is one of the true gems of the antitrust community and along with Bill Kovacic one of the most engaging people to hear live on competition policy issues (does this make them the Bruce Springsteen of the antitrust world?). Terry will be giving a series of lectures at the Oxford Competition Policy Centre in the UK in April on this and related topics (criminal sanctions for competition offences and private enforcement of antitrust). This follows a similar set of lectures last year at Oxford for Terry.