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The FTC’s Bureau of Economics is updating its guidance regarding the best practices for submitting data and economic analysis related to antitrust investigations. BE routinely engages in econometric analysis of data obtained from the parties, third parties, and independent data...
One technique employed by budget-conscious researchers is to pay only some of the subjects for their choices in an experiment. We test the effect of paying some subjects versus paying all subjects in the context of risk preferences, controlling for the difference in stakes induced by...
We consider how technologies that eliminate sources of demand uncertainty change the character and prevalence of coordinated conduct. Our results show that mechanisms that reduce firms' uncertainty about the true level of demand have ambiguous welfare implications for consumers and...
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop titled A Health Check on COPAs. FTC Chairman Joseph J. Simons will give the opening address.WHEN:Tuesday June 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced an agenda for its upcoming workshop in Washington, DC regarding the impact of certificates of public advantage, also known as COPAs, on prices, quality, access, and innovation for healthcare services.
In testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, the Federal Trade Commission described its work to protect consumers and promote competition through vigorous enforcement, education, advocacy, and policy work, and by anticipating and...
On June 18, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop in Washington, DC to assess the impact of certificates of public advantage (“COPAs”) on prices, quality, access, and innovation for healthcare services.
University decisions can have lasting effects on students in the labor market; however, little is known about how these decisions are made. This paper develops a new framework for empirically analyzing course offerings at a sample university. The framework is based on the idea that...
What:The Federal Trade Commission will host the 13th session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.When:Friday, April 12, 9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.Where:FTC Headquarters
On June 18, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission hosted a public workshop to assess the impact of certificates of public advantage (“COPAs”) on prices, quality, access, and innovation for healthcare services. This workshop is part of a broader COPA Assessment Project announced in...
The Federal Trade Commission held the thirteenth session of its Hearings Initiative, focused on the agency’s merger retrospective program, on April 12, 2019, at FTC Headquarters in Room 432.
In testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, the Federal Trade Commission described its current competition enforcement activities and policy priorities.
Using commercial claims for 2012-2013 from Colorado’s All-Payer Claims Database, we examine how medical service prices vary for five hospital-based procedures and the complexity adjusted inpatient price. We find that prices vary substantially in multiple dimensions. Our analysis...
Merging firms regularly argue that mergers involving capacity-constrained firms are unlikely to be anticompetitive, because the incentive for the merged firm to raise prices and reduce quantity may not be strong enough to generate slack in the capacity constraints and lead to higher...
The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics hosted a one-day symposium on the economics of consumer protection, in conjunction with Economic Inquiry’s special Symposium Issue on Consumer Protection Economics. The goal of the conference was to advance the application of...
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host the fourth session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.WHEN:Tuesday, October 23 and Wednesday, October 24, beginning at 9 a.m. each day.WHERE:FTC’s Constitution Center Auditorium
Staff of the Federal Trade Commission released a new paper today outlining key takeaways from a December 12, 2017 workshop examining injuries consumers may suffer from privacy and security incidents.According to the Staff Perspective on the Informational Injury Workshop, participants discussed...
The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for the fifth session of its Hearings initiative, with a one-day session to be held at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 2018. This session reschedules the hearing session originally postponed on September 14...

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