Introduction: Antitrust and Regulatory Review

Introduction: Antitrust and Regulatory Review Rev Ind Organ (2010) 37:261–262 DOI 10.1007/s11151-010-9272-6 Lawrence J. White Published online: 4 November 2010 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2010 This issue marks the ninth year of a special feature of the Review of Industrial Organization: “Antitrust and Regulatory Review”. As has been true for the past few years, I asked the Chief Economists of the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Divi- sion (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Communications Com- mission (FCC), and the DG Competition of the European Union (DGComp) to write essays about the interesting aspects of the important antitrust and regulatory issues that confronted their agencies during this past year. I am pleased to report that all four individuals responded affirmatively, and the essays in this issue of the Review (all co-authored with career economists at their respective agencies) are the products of their affirmative responses. As has been reflected in previous years’ essays from these agencies, mergers and merger policy continue to be important, and the DOJ, FCC, and DGComp essays pro- vide the economic analyses that were applied in the assessments of recent proposed mergers that came before their respective agencies; in addition, the FTC essay briefly addresses the recently http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2010 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Subject
Economics; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
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0889-938X
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1573-7160
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10.1007/s11151-010-9272-6
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Rev Ind Organ (2010) 37:261–262 DOI 10.1007/s11151-010-9272-6 Lawrence J. White Published online: 4 November 2010 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2010 This issue marks the ninth year of a special feature of the Review of Industrial Organization: “Antitrust and Regulatory Review”. As has been true for the past few years, I asked the Chief Economists of the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Divi- sion (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Communications Com- mission (FCC), and the DG Competition of the European Union (DGComp) to write essays about the interesting aspects of the important antitrust and regulatory issues that confronted their agencies during this past year. I am pleased to report that all four individuals responded affirmatively, and the essays in this issue of the Review (all co-authored with career economists at their respective agencies) are the products of their affirmative responses. As has been reflected in previous years’ essays from these agencies, mergers and merger policy continue to be important, and the DOJ, FCC, and DGComp essays pro- vide the economic analyses that were applied in the assessments of recent proposed mergers that came before their respective agencies; in addition, the FTC essay briefly addresses the recently

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