Introduction: Antitrust and Regulatory Update

Introduction: Antitrust and Regulatory Update Rev Ind Organ (2011) 39:269–270 DOI 10.1007/s11151-011-9326-4 Lawrence J. White Received: 23 November 2011 / Accepted: 30 November 2011 / Published online: 8 December 2011 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2011 As John Kwoka notes in his preceding “Reflections…”, this issue marks the tenth year of a special feature of the Review of Industrial Organization: “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 Commission (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 (three of them 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 all four essays provide the economic analyses that were applied in the assessments of recent proposed mergers that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Review of Industrial Organization Springer Journals

Introduction: Antitrust and Regulatory Update

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2011 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/s11151-011-9326-4
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Rev Ind Organ (2011) 39:269–270 DOI 10.1007/s11151-011-9326-4 Lawrence J. White Received: 23 November 2011 / Accepted: 30 November 2011 / Published online: 8 December 2011 © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2011 As John Kwoka notes in his preceding “Reflections…”, this issue marks the tenth year of a special feature of the Review of Industrial Organization: “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 Commission (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 (three of them 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 all four essays provide the economic analyses that were applied in the assessments of recent proposed mergers that

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Published: Dec 8, 2011

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