Antitrust Versus Regulatory Merger Review: The Case of Electricity

Antitrust Versus Regulatory Merger Review: The Case of Electricity This paper focuses on the implications of multi-agency review of electricity mergers. It highlights fundamental differences between regulatory and antitrust merger enforcement procedures–ranging from standards of review to data collection, economic analysis, and remedies. Such disparities potentially introduce costly and potentially conflicting redundancy into the merger review process. Illustrative examples are drawn from a number of cases, including apparent inconsistencies across applicant-filed analyses in FERC merger cases. Absent the delegation of competition analysis to the antitrust agencies, the paper makes the case for harmonizing review across regulators and antitrust enforcers. Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

Antitrust Versus Regulatory Merger Review: The Case of Electricity

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Copyright © 2008 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Economics; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
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