Concern about coordinated effects has played a central role in US merger enforcement policy for more than 30 years. In this chapter, the author uses case examples to discuss the economic factors that influence the theory of collusion. He also explains how economists apply organizing principles to analyze proposed mergers, using examples drawn from mergers that were ultimately challenged by the DOJ or the FTC.
This chapter appears in Antitrust Economics for Lawyers. For more information, click here.
Enhancing antitrust analysis of digital platforms: What can we learn from recent economic research
In this article published in the Summer 2023 issue of Antitrust, the authors review recent economic research on digital platforms and explore the potential...