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This paper reviews the economic literature on “conditional pricing practices.” Conditional pricing practices are pricing strategies in which a seller conditions its prices on factors such as volume, the set of products purchased, or the buyer’s share of purchases from the seller. This...
Physicians’ practices vary widely, as do their effectiveness and reimbursement. Using a merger of six orthopaedic groups in southeastern Pennsylvania, we find that such groups can generate large, anti‐competitive price increases without any demonstrated increases in quality (...
Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen released a summary of the agency’s major accomplishments since President Trump named her to the position in January. “I have pursued my long-held principles by promoting economic liberty, protecting consumers (including the military...
Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced that FTC Bureau of Economics Director Ginger Zhe Jin is departing the agency to return to the University of Maryland and has named Michael G. Vita Acting Director of the Bureau.“Ginger was an outstanding Bureau Director,...
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) supporting that agency’s proposal to restore FTC jurisdiction related to broadband Internet access services.
In response to a request from North Carolina Assistant Attorney General Roberta A. Ouellette, the directors of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Competition and Bureau of Economics have issued a comment on the competitive impact of proposed legislation affecting...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop tomorrow in Washington, DC, to explore competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health services and technology.The event is free and open to the public. It will be available via live webcast and live tweeted via...
Under the leadership of Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen, the Federal Trade Commission is moving aggressively to implement Presidential directives aimed at eliminating wasteful, unnecessary regulations and processes. Excessive regulation and bureaucracy can create significant burdens on the...
The Federal Trade Commission has announced a final agenda for the Now Hear This: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Protection Issues in Hearing Health Care workshop. The event will explore competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health services and technology. 
The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics will host a two-day conference to bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC’s antitrust, consumer protection, and public policy missions.The scientific committee for the conference is:Steven Berry (Yale University)...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced the preliminary agenda for Now Hear This: Competition, Innovation, and Consumer Protection Issues in Hearing Health Care, a workshop that will explore competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health and technology.
The Federal Trade Commission will co-host a Twitter chat with the office of Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts at 3 p.m. ET today on the FTC’s new Economic Liberty Task Force, the first major policy initiative of Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen.
New web pages on the Federal Trade Commission’s website will highlight the work of the agency’s new Economic Liberty Task Force, which Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced as her first major policy initiative for the agency.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the Nebraska Senate on proposed legislation that would reduce or eliminate licensure requirements for certain occupations in Nebraska.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the Ohio State Senate on proposed legislation that would broaden dental hygienists’ ability to work without a supervising dentist on-site, and provide for the licensure of dental therapists, a relatively new type of “mid-level” provider who...
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it is hosting a workshop in Washington, DC on April 18, 2017, to examine competition, innovation, and consumer protection issues raised by hearing health and technology, particularly hearing aids and devices with similar functions and features.
Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the Iowa Board of Physician Assistants supporting a regulatory proposal to define physician supervision of a physician assistant (PA), in response to a Board request for public comments.
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a comment to the Delaware Board of Speech/Language Pathologists, Audiologists and Hearing Aid Dispensers on its proposed regulation that would allow telepractice in those fields but require an initial in-person evaluation.
Note: A conference call for media will occur as follows: Date: October 6, 2016 Time: 2:30 p.m. ETCall-in: (800) 230-1074, confirmation number 403959 Call-in lines, which are for media only, will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. FTC staff will be available to take questions from the...

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