China's Anti-Monopoly Law: what is the welfare standard?

Pingping Shan, Guofu Tan, Simon J. Wilkie, Michael A. Williams

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China's Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) sets forth the country's antitrust enforcement policies. We investigate the welfare standard that the AML seeks to maximize by examining both its stated language and, via revealed preference, the antitrust actions taken by the Anti-Monopoly Enforcement Authority.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-52
Number of pages22
JournalReview of Industrial Organization
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Anti-Monopoly Law
  • Antitrust
  • Merger
  • Welfare standard

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