Bill Baer

Bill Baer is a former Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust and a former Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition. He currently is a visiting fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution.

When Rhetoric Confronts Economic Reality: Unsupported Efficiency Claims and Unenforceable Promises Cannot Save the Book Publishers Deal

In trying to get their merger approved, Penguin and Simon & Schuster claimed massive, but unverified cost savings. They also have promised that their...

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