Rev Ind Organ (2009) 35:315–316 DOI 10.1007/s11151-009-9233-0 Lawrence J. White Published online: 6 November 2009 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2009 This issue marks the eighth year of a special feature of the Review of Industrial Orga- nization: “Antitrust and Regulatory Update”. As has been true for the past few years, I asked the Chief Economists of the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Communications Commis- sion (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 essays from these agencies, mergers and merger policy continue to be important for all four economics groups. The DOJ, FCC, and DGComp essays provide the economic analyses that were applied in the assessments of recent proposed mergers that came before their respective agencies. The FTC, in contrast, provides retrospective analyses
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