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Welcome And Introductory Remarks, Jonathan Baker Nov 2018

Welcome And Introductory Remarks, Jonathan Baker

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Video link: https://vimeo.com/352303633Audio link: https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/audio-video/audio/economics-big-data-privacy-competition-introductionThe Federal Trade Commission held the sixth session in its Hearings initiative, with two and a half days of sessions on November 6 – 8, 2018, at American University Washington College of Law, in Washington, D.C.The hearings examined the role that data play in competition and innovation and will also consider the antitrust analysis of mergers and firm conduct where data is a key asset or product.The Commission invited public comment on these issues, including the questions listed below. Comments were due January 7 ...


Market Power In The U.S. Economy Today, Jonathan Baker Mar 2017

Market Power In The U.S. Economy Today, Jonathan Baker

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Market concentration measures the extent to which market shares are concentrated between a small number of firms. It is often taken as a proxy for the intensity of competition. Indeed, in recent years changes in concentration have increasingly been used to argue that the intensity of competition is falling, that the growth of large firms with high market shares is driving up profits, damaging innovation and productivity, and increasing inequality. Some have argued that the competition rules need to be rewritten and a crackdown by overly antitrust agencies is required. The simplicity of this framing has found supporters across the ...


Where Do We Go From Here: Open Questions And Policy Considerations, Jonathan Baker, Fiona Scott Morton, Daniel Crane, Richard Steuer, Michael Whinston, C. Hemphill, Deborah Feinstein, Renata Hesse Jun 2014

Where Do We Go From Here: Open Questions And Policy Considerations, Jonathan Baker, Fiona Scott Morton, Daniel Crane, Richard Steuer, Michael Whinston, C. Hemphill, Deborah Feinstein, Renata Hesse

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The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice held a one-day public workshop on June 23, 2014 to explore the economics and legal policy implications of certain pricing practices, such as loyalty and bundled pricing. The workshop, consisted of presentations and roundtable discussions, that focused on practices in which prices are explicitly or effectively contingent on commitments to purchase or sell a specified share or volume of a single product or a mix of multiple products. Workshop participants considered theoretical and empirical developments in the economic understanding of these practices, discussed developments in the relevant ...


Understanding Single-Firm Behavior: Empirical Perspectives Session, Jonathan Baker, Luke Froeb, Robert Marshall, Wally Mullin, David Reitman, F. Michael Scherer, Clifford Winston Sep 2006

Understanding Single-Firm Behavior: Empirical Perspectives Session, Jonathan Baker, Luke Froeb, Robert Marshall, Wally Mullin, David Reitman, F. Michael Scherer, Clifford Winston

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In 2006 and 2007, the Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cohosted hearings on single-firm conduct and antitrust law. For more information, consult the hearings information page or contact the Legal Policy Section at singlefirmconduct@usdoj.gov.


Roundtable With Former Directors Of The Bureau Of Economics, Jonathan Baker Sep 2003

Roundtable With Former Directors Of The Bureau Of Economics, Jonathan Baker

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The roundtable commemorates the 100th anniversary of the FTC's predecessor agency, the Bureau of Corporations. It was sponsored by the FTC's Bureau of Economics (BE) and focused on BE history and contributions of BE and economic analysis to antitrust and consumer protection enforcement, and to research and economic knowledge and policy. BE was featured because the original functions of the Bureau of Corporations were to collect information, to conduct industry and policy research, to prepare reports at the request of the Congress and the President. The panelists for the roundtable consisted of former BE Directors and Acting Directors ...


Economists' Roundtable, Jonathan Baker, Philip Nelson, Janusz Ordover, Dennis Carlton Jan 2003

Economists' Roundtable, Jonathan Baker, Philip Nelson, Janusz Ordover, Dennis Carlton

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Moderator for the Economists' Roundtable


The Contested Merger: Introduction And Fact Summary, Jonathan Baker Oct 1987

The Contested Merger: Introduction And Fact Summary, Jonathan Baker

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"The Contested Merger" program arranged by the National Institute Committee of the Antitrust Section; and ABA's Division for Professional EducationThe program began with meetings set in corporate offices, in which the Yankee executives identified the business reasons behind the transaction, then consulted with in-house and outside counsel to assess the deal's antitrust risks and structure it. The transcript of this lesson in client counseling is reprinted following this introduction, as is the transcript of the panel discussion in which program participants offer a "reallife" analysis of the events of the program thus far.