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The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics is hosting 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 is 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...
The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for the fourth session of its Hearings initiative, with two full days to be held at the FTC in Washington D.C. on October 23-24, 2018.
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host the third session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.WHEN:Monday, October 15 through Wednesday, October 17 beginning at 9 a.m.
In testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, the Federal Trade Commission described its enforcement of antitrust laws, its advocacy work, and the public hearings it is hosting on a variety of competition and consumer protection issues.
The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for its Hearings initiative with three full-day sessions, co-sponsored with the Global Antitrust Institute and held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018.
We assess the performance of three hospital merger simulation methods by means of a Monte Carlo experiment. We first specify a rich theoretical model of hospital markets and use it to generate “true” price effects of a large number of hospital mergers. We then use the theoretical model...
WHAT:The Federal Trade Commission will host the second session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.WHEN:Friday September 21, 9:00 am-4:30 pm ET.WHERE:FTC’s Constitution Center Auditorium
The FTC will hold the second session of its hearings initiative with a full-day event on Sep. 21 at its Constitution Center facilities in Washington, D.C. The event will be webcast live. Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter will make opening remarks. Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz will deliver an opening...
The FTC will begin its Hearings Initiative with two full-day sessions, co-sponsored with and held at the Georgetown University Law Center. The Georgetown event will be the first in a series of hearings that will examine whether broad-based changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new...
The Federal Trade Commission began its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century with a full-day session, co-sponsored with and held at the Georgetown University Law Center, on September 13, 2018.
We consider whether hospital acquisitions of physicians lead to improved clinical outcomes for Medicare patients aged 65 and older. The analysis combines 2005-2012 Medicare fee-for-service and enrollment data with merger and physician affiliation information from the Levin Reports and...
I use a large database of millions of complaints to examine how per-capita complaint rates vary across communities, as well as heterogeneity in complaining across different agencies and consumer protection issues. I find higher complaint rates in more heavily black, more educated, and...
In retail and health care markets, demand declines with geographic distance to the establishment, but either transport costs or preferences correlated with distance (“home bias”) could cause this decline. Using hospital choices for childbirth, we find that, after controlling for home...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that the agency will hold a series of public hearings on whether broad-based changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new technologies, or international developments might require adjustments to competition and consumer protection enforcement...

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