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18 Apr 2024, 7:43 am by Daniel J. Gilman
On competition rulemaking generally, see former FTC General Counsel Alden Abbott (here); former DOJ Antitrust Division Chief Counsel for Economics Greg Werden (here); Richard Pierce of George Washington University Law School (here); and Thomas Merrill of Columbia University Law School (here). [read post]
17 Apr 2024, 9:01 am by Mario Zúñiga
These infirmities have been discussed at-length by, among others, Alden Abbott, Herbert Hovenkamp, and Randall Picker. [read post]
21 Mar 2024, 2:29 pm by Daniel J. Gilman
I have many concerns about the FTC’s NPRM (see here and here, for example, and add Brian Albrecht here and here; Alden Abbott here; and Greg Werden here). [read post]
6 Mar 2024, 5:59 am by Satya Marar
To its credit, as my Mercatus Center colleague Alden Abbott notes: Capital One has used recent acquisitions to create new products that generate economic benefits, including enhancements in Capital One Shopping (through the acquisition of Wikibuy), Capital One Travel (through a partnership with Hopper), and Capital One Dining (through a collaboration with SevenRooms). [read post]
15 Feb 2024, 8:04 am by Lazar Radic
” As Alden Abbott has written on the case at hand, &ldqu [read post]
12 Feb 2024, 6:00 am by Daniel J. Gilman
In addition to that letter and Kristian’s post, I would also recommend one by my former FTC colleague (and former FTC general counsel) Alden Abbott. [read post]
25 Jan 2024, 6:32 am by Daniel J. Gilman
  Alden Abbott—former FTC general counsel—had a recent ToTM piece called “The Porcine 2023 Merger Guidelines (The Pig Still Oinks). [read post]
8 Dec 2023, 1:18 pm by Daniel J. Gilman
It’s not baseless, but old agency hands—including, among others, former FTC General Counsel Alden Abbott; former FTC Commissioner and Acting Chair Maureen Ohlhausen (with Ben Rossen here); former FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips; and Gregory Werden, former chief counsel for economics at the DOJ Antitrust Division—have argued that there is no such authority, and noted administrative-law scholar Thomas Merrill agrees. [read post]
22 Nov 2023, 6:44 am by Daniel J. Gilman
(I’m here; my Manne is here, and here with Lazar Radic; former FTC General Counsel Alden Abbott says that the FTC’s complaint is “Perhaps the Greatest Affront to Consumer and Producer Welfare in Antitrust History” here). [read post]
12 Oct 2023, 7:48 am by Gus Hurwitz
Alden Abbott, Susan Dudley, and Mary Sullivan all discussed changes at the agencies alongside changes in other institutions. [read post]
1 Sep 2023, 12:16 pm by Daniel J. Gilman
As noted by Alden Abbott here on Truth on the Market, Werden: …is the leading expert on the history and technical analysis of modern merger guidelines, having worked on the 1982, 1984, 1992, 1997, and 2010 versions as a senior DOJ antitrust economist. [read post]
19 Jul 2023, 1:30 pm by Satya Marar
For a comprehensive analysis of the FTC’s plans to enforce the RPA and its likely consequences across healthcare, beverage, retail and other sectors, see the RPA issues brief that I co-authored with my Mercatus Center colleague Alden Abbott. [read post]
14 Jun 2023, 11:57 am by Satya Marar
The economic implications of banning or severely restricting noncompetes are discussed further in this public interest comment from my colleagues Alden Abbott and Liya Palagashvili. [read post]
21 Apr 2023, 8:16 am by Daniel J. Gilman
For additional Truth on the Market posts on the rulemaking, I’d point to those by Alden Abbott, Brian Albrecht (and here), Corbin Barthold, Gus Hurwitz, Richard Pierce Jr., and yours truly. [read post]
7 Apr 2023, 8:12 am by Daniel Gilman
Rather than recapitulate the whole thing, I’ll point readers to Alden Abbott’s ToTM discussion earlier this week, another by Thom Lambert. an amicus brief by my International Center for Law & Economics colleagues Geoff Manne and Gus Hurwitz (plus a number of other law & economics scholars), and a thorough critique of the FTC’s case by Bruce Kobayashi (former director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics) and Tim Muris (former FTC chairman). [read post]
17 Mar 2023, 8:25 am by Daniel Gilman
As Alden Abbott observed, franchise businesses represent a considerable engine of economic growth. [read post]
17 Feb 2023, 9:16 am by Daniel Gilman
Colleagues Brian Albrecht (and here), Alden Abbott, Gus Hurwitz, and Corbin K. [read post]
23 Oct 2022, 7:03 pm by Guest Author
The Federal Trade Commission appears on a collision course with the Supreme Court. [read post]