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For 100 years, the Federal Trade Commission has distinguished itself as a unique and nimble institution. The FTC continually evolves and innovates to promote competition and protect consumers. Please join the five current Commissioners as they lead a day-long examination of the FTC’...
The Federal Trade Commission held a public workshop to study certain activities and trends that may affect competition in the evolving health care industry. The workshop explored current developments related to:
The Federal Trade Commission held a workshop to explore competition issues involving biologic medicines and follow-on biologics. As described in the Federal Register Notice, the workshop focused on a few key issues, inter alia:
Series of hearings: December 5, 2008 February 11-12, 2009 March 18-19, 2009 April 17, 2009 May 4-5, 2009
The FTC will hold hearings this fall to address whether there have been broad-based changes in the contemporary competitive environment that require any adjustments in antitrust and consumer protection enforcement in order to keep pace with those changes.
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice will commence public hearings in Washington, D.C. on February 26, 2003 on the implications of competition law and policy for health care financing and delivery. The hearings will broadly consider the impact of competition law and...
FTC and DOJ hearings. The Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cohosted hearings on single-firm conduct and antitrust law in 2006 and 2007. To see the Presentations, please visit DOJ's website: http://www.justice.gov/atr/public/hearings/single_firm/sfcjune.html...
The Federal Trade Commission plans to hold a one-day public workshop to examine developments in the health care sector relating to “clinical integration” among health care providers. Clinical integration is a term used to describe certain types of collaborations among otherwise...
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...
The roundtable commemorates the 100th anniversary of the FTC's predecessor agency, the Bureau of Corporations. It was sponsored by the FTC's Bureau of Economics (BE) and focused on BE history and contributions of BE and economic analysis to antitrust and consumer protection...
This quasi-academic conference, organized by Stanford health economist Dan Kessler, brought together academics and health policy makers to examine the production of and use of health care market information by consumers and employers. It examined some effects of competition in...
The FTC hosted a public conference to examine two recent studies focusing on the price effects of mergers and concentration in the United States petroleum industry. The conference brought together a group of independent economic experts to evaluate two studies examining price effects...
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...
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 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.
This conference, a follow-up to an initial conference on this subject in August 2001, sought to elicit information and views on major factors that affect the price of refined petroleum products and the relative importance of each.
The FTC held a series of public workshops regarding modifications and improvements to the Commission's merger investigations process and its use of specific remedy provisions. The Commission used this forum to solicit input from a broad range of interest groups including corporate...

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