Introduction: Antitrust and Regulatory Update

Introduction: Antitrust and Regulatory Update Rev Ind Organ (2014) 45:323–324 DOI 10.1007/s11151-014-9447-7 Lawrence J. White Published online: 4 November 2014 © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 This issue marks the thirteenth 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 U.S. 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 (all 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 of the essays provide the economic analyses that were applied in the assessments of recent proposed mergers that came before their respective agencies. Especially noteworthy was a “high-profile” merger (the proposed American Airlines/US 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 © 2014 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
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Economics / Management Science; Industrial Organization; Microeconomics
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0889-938X
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1573-7160
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10.1007/s11151-014-9447-7
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Rev Ind Organ (2014) 45:323–324 DOI 10.1007/s11151-014-9447-7 Lawrence J. White Published online: 4 November 2014 © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 This issue marks the thirteenth 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 U.S. 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 (all 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 of the essays provide the economic analyses that were applied in the assessments of recent proposed mergers that came before their respective agencies. Especially noteworthy was a “high-profile” merger (the proposed American Airlines/US

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