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For nearly two decades, the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice have actively promoted market competition around the world by providing technical assistance, initially with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development and now...
The FTC, the National Academies' Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP), and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) co-sponsored a nationwide series of Town Meetings on patent reform. They brought together government officials, business...
The FTC, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology co-sponsored a conference to address patent reform and how it might be implemented. The event brought together government officials, business representatives, scholars, lawyers, and...
This conference, sponsored by the FTC Bureau of Economics, looked at antitrust analysis of the grocery industry including both historical analysis and analysis of current methods. The roundtable included both paper presentations and panel sessions. The paper presentations included...
The FTC and the Department of Justice hosted a public workshop that focused on issues related to the competitiveness of the residential real estate industry, and covered topics such as multiple listing services, online "virtual office Web sites," discount and limited-service brokers...
Slotting allowances are the lump-sum, up-front payments that manufacturers of food items often pay in order to get new products on supermarket shelves. The goals of the workshop were to provide a forum for manufacturers, retailers, and other interested parties to exchange views on...
The FTC held a public workshop to examine issues of competition policy that arise in connection with business-to-business ("B2B") electronic marketplaces.
The FTC held a public workshop to examine selected issues of competition policy that arise in connection with business-to-business ("B2B") and business-to-consumer (B2C) electronic marketplaces.
The FTC held a public workshop on the implications of competition law and policy for health care financing and delivery. The workshop considered the impact of competition law and policy on the cost, quality, and availability of health care, and the incentives for innovation in the...
The FTC hosted a public workshop to explore how certain state regulations and private business practices may be having significantly anticompetitive effects on e-commerce. Some private estimates suggest that the potential costs to consumers of these anticompetitive restrictions may...
The FTC hosted a public workshop on that brought together experts from business, government, and the technology sector, consumer advocates, and academics to explore competition and consumer protection issues relating to broadband Internet access, including so-called "network...
The FTC hosted a conference to explore a range of energy issues of importance to American consumers and the U.S. and global economies. The conference brought together leading experts from the government, the energy industry, consumer groups, and the academic community. These experts...
The Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference is held annually in November and brings together researchers from universities throughout the world, other government agencies, and other organizations to discuss antitrust, consumer protection, and policy issues that the...
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a one-day public workshop to examine competition and consumer protection issues in the pet medications industry. The quality and cost of pet medications is an important pocketbook issue for many consumers. In 2011, 62 percent of U.S. households...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice held a joint public workshop on most-favored-nation clauses (MFNs). The workshop provided a forum for discussion of the evolution of economic and legal thinking on MFNs and their implications....
The Federal Trade Commission is engaged in a policy project to examine the legal and policy issues surrounding the problem of potential patent “hold-up” when patented technologies are included in collaborative standards. As part of the project, the Commission will conduct a workshop...
On Monday, May 9, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop to seek input on the Proposed Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy, which discusses how the federal antitrust agencies will enforce U.S. antitrust laws when competing health care providers create new...
The Federal Trade Commission, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General will co-host a workshop on several issues associated with Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), organizations authorized...

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