Economic Law and Economic Growth: Antitrust, Regulation, and the American Growth System

Synopsis

Using perspectives from American history, economic theory, and legal analysis, the Garveys take an interdisciplinary approach to U.S. public law and policy--antitrust and regulation--and develop the essential unity of the two major fields based on a clearly written summary of pertinent microeconomic principles. They establish that economic growth has been a primary goal of U.S. public policy throughout the nation's history. A critical survey of neopopulism and neoclassicism, the two major post-war impulses in public economic law, is also provided.