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8 Dec 2023, 1:18 pm by Daniel J. Gilman
In the headline to a Dec. 7 press release, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it, in concert with the U.S. [read post]
15 Sep 2023, 10:26 am by Daniel J. Gilman
  Finally, DOJ says that Google has an insurmountable data advantage (see Thom Lambert on that argument here), but that’s not obviously true, and there are reasons to doubt it, absent the sort of rigorous demonstration that we’ve yet to see. [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]
4 Apr 2023, 10:31 am by Alden Abbott
Other benefits of the transaction, including the elimination of double marginalization, have been succinctly summarized by Thom Lambert. [read post]
9 Dec 2022, 8:28 am by Daniel Gilman
Thom Lambert and Jonathan Barnett both have interesting posts on the matter. [read post]
3 Aug 2022, 9:59 am by Dirk Auer
” Along similar lines, Thom Lambert observed that: Even if a covered platform could establish that a challenged practice would maintain or substantially enhance the platform’s core functionality, it would also have to prove that the conduct was “narrowly tailored” and “reasonably necessary” to achieve the desired end, and, for many behaviors, the “le[ast] discriminatory means” of doing so. [read post]
2 Nov 2021, 2:11 pm by Alden Abbott
In a just-released Mercatus Center Working Paper, Professor Thom Lambert has conducted a decision-theoretic analysis that evaluates the relative merits of U.S. consumer welfare-based antitrust, ex ante regulation, and ongoing agency oversight in addressing the market power of large digital platforms. [read post]
13 Oct 2021, 7:37 am by Alden Abbott
Decisions to initiate a rulemaking should be viewed through a cost-benefit lens (See summaries of Thom Lambert’s masterful treatment of regulation, of which rulemaking is a subset, here and here). [read post]
5 Feb 2021, 5:38 am by Jonathan H. Adler
A few thoughts. 1/x — Thom Lambert (@profthomlambert) February 4, 2021   @HawleyMO is lying. [read post]
27 Mar 2020, 12:00 am by D Daniel Sokol
Thom Lambert, Missouri offers thoughts on Mere Common Ownership and the Antitrust Laws. [read post]
2 Mar 2020, 5:00 am by D Daniel Sokol
Thom Lambert (Missouri) offers The Limits of Antitrust in the 21st Century. [read post]
16 Jun 2019, 8:46 pm by Juvan Bonni
Thom Tillis: It’s Time to Restore America’s Patent System (Source: The Hill) Prof Clark D. [read post]
9 Oct 2017, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
In the mail: Thom Lambert (University of Missouri School of Law), “How to Regulate: A Guide for Policymakers” from Cambridge, with blurbs from Cass Sunstein and the Hon. [read post]
22 Sep 2016, 5:00 am by Jonathan H. Adler
As Thom Lambert argues in chapter six, the Court has shown a greater willingness to use antitrust to police horizontal restraints of trade than vertical restraints or unilateral conduct. [read post]
14 Sep 2016, 7:45 am by Jonathan H. Adler
The contributors to “Business and the Roberts Court” are Matthew Bodie, Brian Fitzpatrick, Joel Gora, Rick Hills, Bradley Joondeph, Thom Lambert, Richard Lazarus, Mitch Pickerill and Adam Pritchard. [read post]
10 Nov 2015, 11:40 am by Eugene Volokh
Thom Lambert (Truth on the Market) that I much liked, and thought it was worth passing along in its entirety: Unless you live under a rock, you know that the president and chancellor of the University of Missouri, where I teach law, have resigned in response to protests over their failure to respond to several (three identified) racist incidents on campus. [read post]
10 Nov 2015, 10:56 am by Eugene Volokh
Thom Lambert (Truth on the Market) passes along the following Missouri-University-wide e-mail: From: MU POLICE Date: November 10, 2015 at 9:52:16 AM CST To: MU POLICE Subject: Reporting Hateful and/or Hurtful Speech To continue to ensure that the University of Missouri campus remains safe, the MU Police Department (MUPD) is asking individuals who witness incidents of hateful and/or hurtful speech or actions to: Call the police immediately at 573-882-7201. [read post]
15 Jan 2015, 12:45 am by D Daniel Sokol
Posted by Thom Lambert Why the Eleventh Circuit Should Reverse McWane We know four key things about exclusive dealing. [read post]
15 Sep 2014, 8:56 pm by Jarod Bona
Thom Lambert at the excellent blog, Truth on the Market, seems to agree. [read post]
26 Mar 2014, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
“Stupid Warning Shows Up on Leprechaun Hat” [Lowering the Bar, California Prop 65] Lawyers eager to sue over Malaysia Air disaster but first someone has to find the plane [ABA Journal, Bloomberg] Among the many accomplishments of distinguished economist (and total mensch) Murray Weidenbaum: introduction of White House regulatory review [Thom Lambert, David Henderson, Russ Roberts] Quicker but not ultimately cheaper than an appeal: “Losing Plaintiff Hits… [read post]