The Role of the State

Monopsony Takes Center Stage

Bringing the powerful weapons the federal competition authorities have to bear on the problem of monopsony would be a substantial, but necessary departure from recent...

Do Mergers Benefit or Harm the Economy? Q&A with Bruce Blonigen

A new paper finds that mergers allow firms to raise prices, but finds no evidence that they improve productivity or efficiency. Do large mergers benefit or harm consumers? Over...

The Anti-Competitive Effects of Common Ownership: Q&A with Martin Schmalz

Martin Schmalz, assistant professor of business administration and finance at the University of Michigan, speaks about the anti-competitive effects of common ownership, a situation in...

When Did Americans Stop Being Antimonopoly? Q&A with Richard R. John

Columbia professor Richard R. John explains the history of U.S. monopolies and why antimonopoly should not be conflated with antitrust. For more than two centuries,...

Who Is Responsible for a Declining Labor Share of Output? Michael Porter

Most researchers assume that the share of total output lost by labor went to the owners of capital. However, a new working paper shows that...

How Will Antitrust Policy Look Under President Trump? Q&A with The Capitol Forum’s Teddy Downey

Will President Trump go after Silicon Valley, or block the AT&T-Time Warner merger? Teddy Downey, CEO and executive editor of The Capitol Forum, explains how...

140 Years of Antitrust: How the Basic Paradigms of Competition, Regulation, and Antitrust Have Changed Since WWII

The final installment of our four-part series on the history of antitrust language in American political discourse.   In the fourth and final installment of...

140 Years of Antitrust: The Evolution of Economic Language Related to Trusts and Antitrust

In the third installment of our four-part series on the history of antitrust language in American political discourse, we review the evolution of economic...

140 Years of Antitrust: "Competition" in Democratic and Republican Platforms

 In the second installment of our four-part series about the history of antitrust language in American political discourse, we review the evolution of economic language...

140 Years of Antitrust: Are Brandeisian Pro-Competition and Anti-Monopoly Sentiments Coming Back Into the Political Discourse?

The first installment in a four-part series about the history of antitrust language in American political discourse: politicians from the Right and the Left...

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