Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century: American University, November 6-8, 2018 #FTC-2018-0100-D-0013

Submission Number:
FTC-2018-0100-D-0013
Commenter:
Dirk Auer
Organization:
International Center for Law & Economics
State:
Oregon
Initiative Name:
Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century: American University, November 6-8, 2018
To whom it may concern, We thank the Commission for the opportunity to comment on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century Hearings. The International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center whose work promotes the use of law economics methodologies to inform public policy debates. We believe that intellectually rigorous, data-driven analysis will lead to efficient policy solutions that promote consumer welfare and global economic growth. ICLEs scholars have written extensively on competition and consumer protection policy. Some of our writings are included as references in the comment below. Additional materials may be found at our website: www.laweconcenter.org. In this comment, we primarily address the fifth topic raised by the Commission (Are there policy recommendations that would facilitate competition in markets involving data or personal or commercial information that the FTC should consider?). Thank you very much for your consideration, Geoffrey A. Manne Julian Morris Krisitan Stout Dirk Auer