Modifying Merger Consent Decrees: An Economist Plot to Improve Merger Enforcement Policy

Modifying Merger Consent Decrees: An Economist Plot to Improve Merger Enforcement Policy

Steven C. Salop
Antitrust & Competition

This short article analyzes a proposal that merger consent decrees should include a review and modification provision that would give the agency the ability to petition the court to order further relief if the consent decree fails to preserve or restore competition and protect consumer welfare in a reasonable period of time after the merger is consummated.

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