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The FTC held a hearing on merger retrospectives April 12, 2019 at FTC headquarters in Washington, DC, as part of its Hearings initiative.

This is a video recording of the morning session with the following:

  • Welcoming remarks by Bruce Kobayashi, director of FTC Bureau of Economics 

  • Opening remarks by FTC Chairman Joe Simons  

  • Panel discussion on What Have We Learned from Existing Merger Retrospectives? 

  • Panel discussion on How Can Merger Retrospectives Be Used to Improve Prospective Merger Analysis? 

This hearing gathered information from experts to help guide the FTC’s future merger retrospective research program. 

2019 Workshops