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Who Determines The Optimal Trade-Off Between Quality And Price?, Barbara Ann White Jan 2002

Who Determines The Optimal Trade-Off Between Quality And Price?, Barbara Ann White

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The question of the optimal trade-off between quality and price has become increasingly important as well as complex in recent times, as the advances of modern technology permit a far more refined range of choices. These subtleties among choices allow an individual, a group, or a society to titrate more precisely degrees of quality with almost any product or service, coupled, of course, with counterbalancing price consequences.

In 2002, as Program Chair of the Antitrust Section of the Association of American Law Schools, I organized a panel entitled “Guilds at the Millennium: Antitrust and the Professions” and served as one …