Economics at the FTC: Hospital Mergers, Authorized Generic Drugs, and Consumer Credit Markets

Economics at the FTC: Hospital Mergers, Authorized Generic Drugs, and Consumer Credit Markets Economists at the Federal Trade Commission pursue the agency’s competition and consumer protection missions. In this year’s essay, in antitrust, we discuss various aspects of our hospital merger analyses as well as the effects of authorized generic drugs on consumers and competition. In consumer protection, we describe two ongoing studies on the use of credit-based insurance scores to price homeowners insurance, and the accuracy of consumers’ credit reports that are provided by credit bureaus. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

Economics at the FTC: Hospital Mergers, Authorized Generic Drugs, and Consumer Credit Markets

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC (outside the USA)
Subject
Economics; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
ISSN
0889-938X
eISSN
1573-7160
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11151-011-9320-x
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Abstract

Economists at the Federal Trade Commission pursue the agency’s competition and consumer protection missions. In this year’s essay, in antitrust, we discuss various aspects of our hospital merger analyses as well as the effects of authorized generic drugs on consumers and competition. In consumer protection, we describe two ongoing studies on the use of credit-based insurance scores to price homeowners insurance, and the accuracy of consumers’ credit reports that are provided by credit bureaus.

Journal

Review of Industrial OrganizationSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 1, 2011

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