Peter Carstensen

Peter C. Carstensen is the Fred W & Vi Miller Chair in Law Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Law School and a Senior Fellow of the American Antitrust Institute. His scholarship and teaching have focused on competition policy issues. He is the author of Competition Policy and the Control of Buyer Power: A Global Issue (2017), co-edited Federal Statutory Exemptions from Antitrust Law (ABA, 2007); and co-edited Competition Policy And Merger Analysis In Deregulated And Newly Competitive Industries (2008). He has also done extensive research on the competition issues in agricultural markets.

Paltry Poultry Settlements and a Paralyzed Public Interest Protection

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