Economics at the FTC: Mergers, Dominant-Firm Conduct, and Consumer Behavior

Economics at the FTC: Mergers, Dominant-Firm Conduct, and Consumer Behavior Economists at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) pursue the agency’s competition and consumer protection missions. In this year’s essay, in antitrust, we discuss the new Merger Guidelines, three exclusion cases, and R&D issues in the Thoratec/HeartWare merger and the Google/AdMob merger. In consumer protection, we discuss the FTC’s new rule on debt settlement, our efforts to improve disclosures, and our recent work on appliance energy disclosures. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

Economics at the FTC: Mergers, Dominant-Firm Conduct, and Consumer Behavior

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 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/s11151-010-9268-2
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Abstract

Economists at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) pursue the agency’s competition and consumer protection missions. In this year’s essay, in antitrust, we discuss the new Merger Guidelines, three exclusion cases, and R&D issues in the Thoratec/HeartWare merger and the Google/AdMob merger. In consumer protection, we discuss the FTC’s new rule on debt settlement, our efforts to improve disclosures, and our recent work on appliance energy disclosures.

Journal

Review of Industrial OrganizationSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 30, 2010

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