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Economics Research at the FTC: Information, Retrospectives, and Retailing


Luke Froeb


Vanderbilt University - Strategy and Business Economics

Daniel S. Hosken


Government of the United States of America - Federal Trade Commission

Janis Pappalardo


U.S. Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Economics


Review of Industrial Organization, Forthcoming

Abstract:     
Individual Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cases invariably raise broad questions about consumers, markets, and effective enforcement policy. Recent consumer protection cases raise questions about information regulation. Horizontal merger enforcement has recently focused on retrospective analysis of mergers, and the role of the retail sector in predicting the effects of manufacturer mergers. In this paper, we describe research by the FTC's Bureau of Economics that addresses these three areas. We argue that such research is well worth the agency's relatively small resource investment because it demonstrably contributes to more thoughtful policy analysis and better policy outcomes.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 42

Keywords: FTC, Consumer Protection, Retailing, Mergers, Information, Marketing

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Date posted: September 17, 2004  

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Froeb, Luke and Hosken, Daniel S. and Pappalardo, Janis, Economics Research at the FTC: Information, Retrospectives, and Retailing. Review of Industrial Organization, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=592101

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Luke M. Froeb (Contact Author)
Vanderbilt University - Strategy and Business Economics ( email )
Nashville, TN 37203
United States
615-322-9057 (Phone)
615-343-7177 (Fax)

Daniel S. Hosken
Government of the United States of America - Federal Trade Commission ( email )
601 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20580
United States
Janis Pappalardo
U.S. Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Economics ( email )
601 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20580
United States
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