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Healthcare antitrust, settlements, and the Federal Trade Commission, edited by James Langenfeld and Edwin Galeano

This volume of Research in Law and Economics contains articles that address important legal and economic developments in the areas of healthcare, intellectual property and labor settlements, competitive effects, cartel overcharges, and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”). Four of the articles were initially presented at a conference on healthcare competition in Washington, D.C., which was sponsored by the American Antitrust Institute, this journal, and Navigant Economics. These articles explore practices that are under challenge in pharmaceuticals, where the Federal Trade Commission has been extremely active, as well as issues involving hospital and health insurance mergers. They are followed by a long and detailed discussion of the current and historic role of economists and economic analysis at the Federal Trade Commission. The next two articles analyze different aspects of the French economy, pre-trial labor settlements and the impact of e-commerce on franchisees. The volume ends with three technical economics articles one on “upward pricing pressure”, one on estimating price increases in cartel cases, and one critiquing a “meta-analysis” of research on the effectiveness of U.S. merger regulation. Taken together, these articles raise questions about appropriate competition policy, how to evaluate settlements and other firm behavior, and where economics and competition policy are headed
Table Of Contents
Prelims -- “To know where youre going, look at where youve been” -- Actavis, authorized generics, and the future of antitrust law -- Solving the product-hopping conundrum through safe harbors and a no-economic-sense test -- A market all its own: medicare advantage as a separate product market in the DOJs case against the Aetna-Humana Merger -- A history of the FTCs Bureau of Economics -- Labor disputes and pretrial settlements: the French case -- Franchisees facing online sales in a European legal context -- Mandatory upstream inputs and upward pricing pressure: implications for competition policy -- When is the “Kennedy Correction” appropriate in estimating overcharges? -- Kwokas mergers, merger control, and remedies: rejoinder to Kwoka -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (204 pages).
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