Current Economic Issues at the FTC

Current Economic Issues at the FTC This paper provides a summary of recent economic issues ofparticular interest in the Bureau of Economics (``BE'') of the FTC. Further developmentof empirical analyses suitable for antitrust investigations is currently of particularinterest to BE. This paper outlines several areas where BE has focused in the past yearincluding: (1) Unilateral effects; (2) coordinated interaction; (3) mergerretrospectives; (4) natural experiments; (5) price discrimination; (6) intellectual property; (7) healthcare;and (8) energy. For each area, we discuss the issues under consideration, the work thatis being done, and what additional research would be useful. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

Current Economic Issues at the FTC

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Economics; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
ISSN
0889-938X
eISSN
1573-7160
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1021118430444
Publisher site
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Abstract

This paper provides a summary of recent economic issues ofparticular interest in the Bureau of Economics (``BE'') of the FTC. Further developmentof empirical analyses suitable for antitrust investigations is currently of particularinterest to BE. This paper outlines several areas where BE has focused in the past yearincluding: (1) Unilateral effects; (2) coordinated interaction; (3) mergerretrospectives; (4) natural experiments; (5) price discrimination; (6) intellectual property; (7) healthcare;and (8) energy. For each area, we discuss the issues under consideration, the work thatis being done, and what additional research would be useful.

Journal

Review of Industrial OrganizationSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 13, 2004

References

  • The Competitive Effects of Not-for-Profit Hospital Mergers: A Case Study
    Vita, M.; Sacher, S.
  • Measuring Duopoly Power in the British Electricity Spot Market
    Wolfram, C.

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