Sanjukta Paul on Antitrust as Coordination Rights
In this episode, Sanjukta Paul, Assistant Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School, discusses her article "Antitrust As Allocator of Coordination Rights," which will be published in the UCLA Law Review. Paul begins by explaining why she thinks we should conceptualize antitrust policy in terms of "coordination rights," or the legal ability to form agreements. She reflects on how coordination rights were conceptualized in different ways at different points in the history of antitrust policy, and emphasizes that antitrust policy always reflects normative values that inform its purpose and goals. She argues that both inter- and intra-firm agreements are forms of coordination, and that we should examine both through the lens of antitrust policy. And she suggests that the range of normative values antitrust policy should consider are broader than those encompassed by the current consensus view. Paul is on Twitter at @sanjuktampaul.