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Antitrust Compliance Programs from an Economic Perspective

Yajing Jiang et al., ABA Section of Antitrust Law Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee Newsletter, Issue 3

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This article analyzes the economic principles and trade-offs of Antitrust Compliance Programs (ATCPs). While we need to abstract from the specific facts to which an individual ATCP may be tailored, economics allows us to look at three “big picture” questions: (1) how can ATCPs solve compliance problems within the firm? (2) How much should a firm invest into ATCPs? And (3) should the government encourage firms to establish ATCPs by granting fine reductions?

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