New Release by Shanker Singham and Alden Abbott

This book comes at a particularly important time, as the Biden administration is tapping the brakes on the negotiation of traditional free-trade agreements and seeking to dramatically reshape U.S. competition and trade policy”.

“The authors explain and defend competition law enforcement policies based on the principle of promoting consumer, rather than producer, welfare. They do a good job of noting how certain recent and possible changes could harm innovation and welfare.”

“…another key part of this ambitious book is its discussion of the role of property rights in maximizing consumer welfare and the importance of antitrust and trade rules that lead to the protection of intellectual property rights… Singham and Abbott provide a thorough discussion of the history and reasoning behind the antitrust and trade treatment of intellectual property rights…”

“On the whole, this book offers a comprehensive, thoughtful, integrated treatment of the interrelationship of trade, competition law and intellectual property policy and market distortions that can occur across the three areas. It is an important read for anyone contemplating the challenging issues of trade and economic security in an increasingly complicated and volatile world.”  –  Review in Concurrences by Deborah Garza, Anti-Trust expert

It’s a book that you want on your bookshelf. To bring together international trade, domestic economic regulatory policy and patent rights is so important today when we are trying to figure out how to get along with a lot of other different countries with different ways of doing things. This book brings us back to the basics.” –Christine McDaniel, International Trade and Property Rights Expert


Trade, Competition and Domestic Regulatory Policy presents a unique combination of analysis of both international trade and investment policies, and competition and regulatory policies. Increasingly, policymakers, businesses and the law and economics professions need to better understand how changes and policy developments in international trade and competition developed and how their interaction impacts on global business.

Recent Event

Legatum Book Launch Jan 25 2024

Other Recent Works by Shanker Singham


Drawing on a range of global case studies, Market Distortions in Privatisation Processes illustrates the ways in which market distortions damaged the ability of privatisation processes to yield concrete benefits to consumers.

Author Singham talks with Mercatus Center's
Christine McDaniel about central ideas in recent books