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. Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

Current Economic Issues at the FTC

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Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright © 2002 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Economics; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
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