Jul-08(1)

In this issue:

Antitrust Policy and Real Estate Markets

Richard Epstein, Jul 10, 2008

Multiple Listing Arrangements in Residential Real Estate Transactions: An Antitrust Analysis

Let me start this short paper on the antitrust law governing multiple listings in the real estate brokerage industry with a conventional account. Thereafter I shall try to explain why this account, while not wholly wrong, is in at least one important respect incomplete.

J. Bruce McDonald, Jul 10, 2008

DOJ v. Realtors: Back in the Ring

The question is not “will” but “when” will antitrust enforcers challenge any new real estate broker association rules prescribing how the brokers compete.

Thomas Brown, Whitney McCollum, Jul 10, 2008

Antitrust and the Real Estate Industry: Looking Backwards and Forwards

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice have pushed an antitrust enforcement agenda designed to reform the industry. In 2005, the DOJ’s Antitrust Division sued the National Association of Realtors. The FTC followed suit in 2006 by issuing a series of complaints against a number of real estate groups. Although they challenged slightly different policies, both agencies claimed that they were suing to protect new types of competition that had been stoked by the distribution of real estate listings over the Internet.

U.S. and EC Competition Policies and Innovative Markets

Philip Lowe, Jul 12, 2008

Competition and Innovation Policy

Innovation and competition go hand in hand. Inno

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