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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the Department of Justice (“DOJ” or “Department”) issued today new Vertical Merger Guidelines that outline how the federal antitrust agencies evaluate the likely competitive impact of vertical mergers and whether those mergers comply with U.S. antitrust law.
The staffs of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Economics, Bureau of Competition, and Office of the General Counsel have submitted a comment to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, on its Interim Final Rule with Comment Period, or IFC. The IFC...
The Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Economics and the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science’s journal Marketing Science will co-organize the second FTC-Marketing Science Conference on Marketing and Consumer Protection on October 2, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
Comment by FTC and DOJ staff in response to invitation from California Assembly Member Jim Wood concerning the likely competitive effects of A.B.1541, a proposal to further restrict contracting between beer manufacturers and beer wholesalers.
Due to the developing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and consistent with guidance from the Office of Personnel Management, the Federal Trade Commission has canceled its planned March 18, 2020 workshop on the draft Vertical Merger Guidelines. The FTC workshop was to be the second of a two-part...
The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a statement in support of certain changes made by the Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in ONC’s 21st Century Cures Act: Interoperability, Information Blocking Final...
The workshop will be the first in a two-part series hosted together with the Department of Justice. The two workshops will allow for a dynamic discussion about the proposed guidelines to complement the written public comments about the proposed guidelines that were submitted to the...
The Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Economics and the journal Marketing Science will co-organize the second edition of a one-day conference to bring together scholars that are interested in issues at the interface of marketing and consumer protection policy and regulation. As the...
The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale University will host the 13th Annual FTC Microeconomics Conference on November 5 and 6, 2020, in Washington, D.C. This event will bring together scholars working in areas related to the...
Note: The FTC will host a conference call for media with FTC Chairman Joe Simons:Date: Feb. 11, 2020Time: 1 p.m. ETCall-in: 877-226-8216, confirmation number 4193234Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the call.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice are extending the Feb. 11, 2020 deadline for comments on the draft Vertical Merger Guidelines. The deadline is now Feb. 26.
The workshop will be the second in a two-part series hosted together with the Department of Justice. The two workshops will allow for a dynamic discussion about the proposed guidelines to complement the written public comments about the proposed guidelines that were submitted to the...
This paper provides an economic approach to thinking about targeted online advertising, specifically with regard to the collection and use of personal data to enable targeting. Restricting the collection of personal data necessarily limits the use of targeted ads by firms to reach...
Following a recent public workshop on non-compete clauses in employer-employee contracts, the Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadline for public comments from Feb. 10, 2020 to March 11, 2020.
FTC staff comment concerning Kansas House Bill 2412, a proposal to expand the scope of practice for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in Kansas. 
Comment by FTC staff concerning Ohio House Bill 177, a proposal to expand the scope of practice of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in Ohio. 
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division seek public comment on draft 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines. The draft guidelines, open to comment for 30 days, describe how the federal antitrust agencies review vertical mergers to evaluate whether the mergers...
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop titled Non-Competes in the Workplace: Examining Antitrust and Consumer Protection Issues.  WHEN:Thursday January 9, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

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