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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Transformed the U.S. Postal Service into a...

By J. Gregory Sidak, Criterion Economics Years before the widespread use of email and the World Wide Web, Congress directed in the Postal Reorganization Act...
Cartels as Crisis Management Why Collusion May Be Inevitable During Economic Downturns

Cartels as Crisis Management: Why Collusion May Be Inevitable During Economic...

The impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been relentless, both from direct affliction with the virus itself and from the economic downturn devastating...
Competitor Collaborations During COVID-19

Competitor Collaborations During COVID-19

Antitrust regulators worldwide have had to adopt novel strategies to address the emergency need for collaboration within certain industries to help combat the COVID-19...
Antitrust Chronicle - Antitrust in Times of Crisis

Antitrust in Times of Crisis

The COVID-19 virus has upended our lives and forced individuals, businesses, and governments alike...
Uncertainty in U.S. Price-Gouging Law Compliance and Defense

Uncertainty in U.S. Price-Gouging Law Compliance and Defense

Allegations of price gouging are ubiquitous in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the late 1970s, 40 U.S. states have enacted price-gouging laws...
Price Gouging Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Price Gouging Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the legal landscape surrounding price gouging has changed rapidly and dramatically. Attorneys general and state governors...
Robbin’ Hood

Robbin’ Hood

Is it an antitrust offense to sell face masks at a high price in the midst of a pandemic? In this essay I address...
Price Gouging in a Time of Sea Change

Price Gouging in a Time of Sea Change

The purpose of price gouging laws is to prevent excessive pricing and profiteering in a state of emergency. But price gouging laws in the...
The New Transatlantic Attack on High Prices Price Gouging

The New Transatlantic Attack on High Prices: Price Gouging

The COVID-19 outbreak has generated a surge of consumer complaints and governmental investigations about excessive pricing and price gouging. Anti-price gouging laws seek to...
Interim Measures Remedy Deal Price Gouging COVID-19

Interim Measures: A Remedy to Deal with Price Gouging in the...

Interim measures are cease-and-desist orders that can be issued when there is an imminent risk of serious and irreparable harm to competition. The adoption...

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