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The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics has announced a revamped Merger Retrospective Program, which will expand and formalize the Bureau’s retrospective research efforts that have already produced studies analyzing the effects of a range of consummated mergers over the last 35 years.
The Federal Trade Commission staff has submitted a comment to the Texas Attorney General regarding a request from the Texas Medical Board for an opinion on the statutory basis for the supervision of certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs).
Two new staff reports from the Federal Trade Commission highlight some of the challenges and confusion consumers can face in buying and financing a car, particularly relating to charges for add-on items after the initial price negotiation that can lead to them paying more than expected.The reports...
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...
NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, the conference has been postponed. More information on rescheduling will be shared by the FTC once it is available.The Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Economics and the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science’s journal Marketing Science will...
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...

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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.

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A popular proposal to address the rising cost of higher education in the United States has been to provide tuition-free access to community colleges. This paper examines the effect of such a policy on college access, consumer welfare, and student outcomes accounting for equilibrium...
This paper assesses the impact of an educational program designed by the Federal Trade Commission to teach advertising literacy to children ages 8-12. In a randomized experiment, children who played the program’s instructional game scored significantly higher on an ad literacy test...
In 2018, Agrium and PotashCorp merged to become the world’s largest manufacturer of potash, from which potassium is extracted for use as one of the three main nutrients in agricultural fertilizer. The merged firm held a 60 percent share of North American capacity, suggesting the...
The net effect of vertical integration on consumer welfare depends on the magnitude of the price reductions resulting from the elimination of double marginalization at the integrated firm and the price increases resulting from higher input prices charged to unintegrated competitors. ...

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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...

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