In this issue:

Of Current Interest

Michael Baumann, Paul Godek, Sep 24, 2009

Reconciling the Opposing Views of Critical Elasticity

We present a revised and more general critical elasticity model, one that might reconcile competing arguments.

Malcolm Coate, Sep 24, 2009

Bush, Clinton, Bush: Twenty Years of Merger Enforcement at the Federal Trade Commission

This paper presents and analyzes the merger review process between 1989 and 2008 to explore the evolution of the FTC’s enforcement regime as the Presidency moved from George Bush to Bill Clinton to George W. Bush .

Sep 24, 2009

Unfair Methods of Competition Under Section 5 of the FTC Act: Does the U.S. Need Rules “Above and Beyond Antitrust?

With recent changes in leadership taking hold at the FTC and throughout the federal government, there are renewed calls for efforts to extend Section 5 to additional forms of competitive conduct beyond the limits of established antitrust law.

William Michael, Aidan Synnott, Sep 24, 2009

Antitrust and Intellectual Property: Recent Developments in the Pharmaceuticals Sector

During his campaign for the Presidency, then-Senator Barack Obama promised that he would direct his administration to reinvigorate antitrust enforcement, placing special emphasis on competition in health care and pharmaceuticals.


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