William E. Kovacic

George Washington University - Law School

Professor of Law; Global Competition Chair in Law and Policy

2000 H Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20052

United States

http://www.law.gwu.edu/faculty/profile.aspx?id=1731

King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law

Somerset House East Wing

Strand

London, WC2R 2LS

United Kingdom

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (30)

1.

Antitrust Policy: A Century of Economic and Legal Thinking

U of California, Berkeley, Center for Competition Policy Working Paper No. CPC99-09
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Feb 2004
William E. Kovacic and Carl Shapiro
George Washington University - Law School and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
Downloads 1,520 (8,026)
Citation 36

Abstract:

Antitrust, Sherman Act

2.

Behavioral Economics: Implications for Regulatory Behavior

Journal of Regulatory Economics, Vol. 41, No. 1, February 2012, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-13
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 22 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2014
James C. Cooper and William E. Kovacic
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 555 (31,190)
Citation 3

Abstract:

administrative law, antitrust, asymmetric, Bennett, competition, competitiveness, confirmation bias, endowment effect, Farina, Ginsburg, Jolls, Klick, Korobkin, loss aversion, market, merger, Mitchell, Moore, myopia, public choice, regulation, Rachlinski, Rinner, Stone, Stucke, Tor, Ulen, Wright

3.

Lessons for Competition Policy from the Vitamins Cartel

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Oct 2005
George Washington University - Law School, Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts - Department of Economic, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Economics Group and Bates White, LLC
Downloads 538 (37,658)
Citation 8

Abstract:

Collusion, antitrust, merger, coordinated effects, maverick, horizontal merger guidelines

4.

Competition Agency Design: What's on the Menu?

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-135, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-135, Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 13-26
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2014
William E. Kovacic and David A. Hyman
George Washington University - Law School and Georgetown University
Downloads 395 (40,760)

Abstract:

competition agency, institutional design

5.

Plus Factors and Agreement in Antitrust Law

Michigan Law Review, Vol. 110, No. 3, p. 393-436, 2011, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-1, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-1
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 06 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2014
George Washington University - Law School, Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts - Department of Economic, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Economics Group and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Economics
Downloads 395 (39,372)

Abstract:

Horizontal price restraints, Horizontal output restraints, Cartels, Collusion, Concerted Action, Sherman Act, Plus Factors, Buyer Actions

6.

Competition Agencies with Complex Policy Portfolios: Divide or Conquer?

Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LE12-14, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-70, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-70
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 17 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2014
David A. Hyman and William E. Kovacic
Georgetown University and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 345 (57,019)
Citation 1

Abstract:

agency design, reorganization, bureaucracy, antitrust, competition law

7.

A Modest Proposal to Enhance Civil/Military Integration: Rethinking the Renegotiation Regime as a Regulatory Mechanism to Decriminalize Cost, Pricing, and Profit Policy

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 178
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Dec 2005
William E. Kovacic and Steven L. Schooner
George Washington University - Law School and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 315 (71,556)

Abstract:

Truth in Negotiations Act, TINA, Renegotiation Act, profit policy, government contracts, public procurement

8.

Behavioral Economics and Its Meaning for Antitrust Agency Decision Making

Journal of Law, Economics and Policy, Vol. 8, No. 4, Fall 2012, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 13-17
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 22 Feb 2013
James C. Cooper and William E. Kovacic
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 202 (88,714)

Abstract:

Amos Tversky, Bayesian, Cass Sunstein, Christine Jolls, Coasian, Continental T.V., Inc. v. GTE Sylvania, confirmation, Daniel Kahneman, David Laibson, Farina, Hayek, Korobkin, Rachlinski, regulators, Ronald Coase, Schwinn, status quo bias, Stefano DellaVigna, Ulen, Ulrike Malmendier, Xavier Gabaix

9.

The International Competition Network: Its Past, Current, and Future Role

Minnesota Journal of International Law, Vol. 20, p. 274, 2011, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 595, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 595
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 04 Dec 2011
Hugh Hollman and William E. Kovacic
Federal Trade Commission and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 194 (83,040)
Citation 1

Abstract:

International Competition Network, Convergence, Competition Policy, Competition Systems, Best Practices, Non-Government Advisors, Multinational competition networks, OECD, UNCTAD

10.

Merger Control Procedures and Institutions: A Comparison of the EU and US Practice

Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. 2014/20, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2014-3, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-3, Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper No. 476
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2014
William E. Kovacic, Petros C. Mavroidis and Damien Neven
George Washington University - Law School, Columbia University - Law School and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)
Downloads 193 (92,333)

Abstract:

Merger procedures; Agency design

11.

Why Who Does What Matters: Governmental Design, Agency Performance, the CFPB and PPACA

Illinois Program in Law, Behavior and Social Science Paper No. LBSS14-11, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2014-2, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-2
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 07 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2014
David A. Hyman and William E. Kovacic
Georgetown University and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 164 (121,546)

Abstract:

governmental design, agency, CFPB, PPACA, implementation

12.

Competition Policy and the Application of Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act

Antitrust Law Journal, Vol. 76, p. 929, 2010, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 590, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 590
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 02 Nov 2011
William E. Kovacic and Marc Winerman
George Washington University - Law School and Independent
Downloads 140 (152,853)

Abstract:

Federal Trade Commission, Section 5 or Section 5 Enforcement, Competition policy, Antitrust, Sherman Act

13.

Institutional Foundations for Economic Legal Reform Transition Economies: The Case of Competition Policy and Antitrust Enforcement

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 77, No. 265, p. 265-315, 2001, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 591, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 591
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2014
William E. Kovacic
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 137 (145,774)
Citation 8

Abstract:

Emerging Markets, Transition Economy, Competition Policy, Technical Assistance, Economic Liberalization, Legal Reforms, Antitrust

14.

Using Ex Post Evaluations to Improve the Performance of Competition Policy Authorities

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 31, No. 2, p. 503, 2006, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-5, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-5
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 13 Jan 2012
William E. Kovacic
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 122 (148,859)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Ex Post Evaluation, Competition Policy, Methodology, Public Policy, Competition Agency, Internal Agency Procedures, Multinational Organizations

15.

U.S. Convergence with International Competition Norms: Antitrust Law and Public Restraints on Competition

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 4, pp. 1555-1610, August 2010, George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 12-76, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-145, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-145
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 07 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 03 Nov 2014
James C. Cooper and William E. Kovacic
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 100 (172,970)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Adam Smith, BRIC, Brazil, cartel, China, code, collaboration, containment, DOJ, Department Justice, ETR, economic, FDA, FTC, Federal Trade Commission, Hatch-Waxman Act, immunity, India, Joe, Joseph Brodley, nations, Noerr-Pennington, register, regulations, Russia, theory, Timothy Muris, wealth

16.

Rating the Competition Agencies: What Constitutes Good Performance?

George Mason Law Review, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2009, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-21, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-21
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 11 Mar 2012
William E. Kovacic
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 90 (149,623)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Performance Grades, Performance Metric, Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Evaluation Criteria, Long-term capital investments

17.

Cartels as Two-Stage Mechanisms: Implications for the Analysis of Dominant-Firm Conduct

Chicago Journal of International Law, Vol. 10, p. 213, 2009, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 592, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 592
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 09 Nov 2011
Randal Heeb, William E. Kovacic, Robert C. Marshall and Leslie M. Marx
Bates White, LLC, George Washington University - Law School, Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts - Department of Economic and Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, Economics Group
Downloads 69 (246,314)

Abstract:

Dominant Firms, Cartels, Monopolization, Anticompetitive behavior, Antitrust, Enforcement Policy, Five Forces

18.

Learned Hand, Alcoa, and the Reluctant Application of the Sherman Act

Antitrust Law Journal, Vol. 79, No. 1, 2013
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 29 Mar 2014
Marc Winerman and William E. Kovacic
Independent and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 67 (195,416)

Abstract:

Learned Hand, Alcoa, Aluminum Company of America, competition policy, monopolization

19.

The Continuing Pursuit of Better Practices

Federal Trade Commission at 100: Into Our 2nd Century, The Continuing Pursuit of Better Practices, 2009, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 596, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 596
Number of pages: 230 Posted: 04 Dec 2011
William E. Kovacic
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 49 (297,066)

Abstract:

Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Protection, Consumer Welfare, Competition Policy

20.

Outpost Years for a Start-Up Agency: The FTC from 1921-1925

Antitrust Law Journal , Vol. 77, No. 1, 2010, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-23, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-23
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 11 Mar 2012
Marc Winerman and William E. Kovacic
Independent and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 46 (294,609)

Abstract:

Federal Trade Commission, Competition, Competition policy, Competition Systems, Early Challenges, Priority Setting, New Agency Development

21.

The Digital Broadband Migration and the Federal Trade Commission: Building the Competition and Consumer Protection Agency of the Future

Journal of Telecommunications and High Technology Law, Vol. 8, 2010, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-22, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-22
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 11 Mar 2012
William E. Kovacic
George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 45 (299,528)

Abstract:

Federal Trade Commission, Competition Policy, Consumer Protection, Internet, Internet Policy, Institutional Infrastructure, Agency Investment, Institutional Multiplicity

22.

Risky Business: Should the FDA Pay Attention to Pharmaceutical Prices?

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2017-37, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-37
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 18 May 2017 Last Revised: 14 Jun 2017
David A. Hyman and William E. Kovacic
Georgetown University and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 0 (323,866)

Abstract:

FDA, drug pricing, drug quality, drug safety, generic drugs

23.

Identifying Anticompetitive Agreements in the United States and the European Union: Developing a Coherent Antitrust Analytical Framework

Antitrust Bulletin, Forthcoming, TLI Think! Paper 57/2017, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2017-12, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-12, King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 2017-17
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 23 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2017
Alison Jones and William E. Kovacic
King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 0 (142,012)

Abstract:

antitrust analysis of agreements, rules and standards, per se rules, ancillary restraints

24.

Lifecycles of Competition Systems: Explaining Variation in the Implementation of New Regimes

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 79, No. 85-122, 2016, King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 2017-15
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2017
Marianela López-Galdos and William E. Kovacic
George Washington University - Competition Law Center and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 0 (383,237)

Abstract:

Competition Systems, Lifecycles, Economic Regulation

25.

Health Care Competition Law in the Shadow of State Action: Minimizing MACs

University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-31, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2016-42, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-42, King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 2016-42
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2016
David A. Hyman and William E. Kovacic
Georgetown University and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 0 (174,993)

Abstract:

health care, competition, antitrust, state action, pharmaceuticals, MAC

26.

Regulatory Leveraging: Problem or Solution?

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2016-41, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-41, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-30, King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 2016-38
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 25 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2016
William E. Kovacic and David A. Hyman
George Washington University - Law School and Georgetown University
Downloads 0 (181,430)

Abstract:

merger review, leverage

27.

The Lifecycles of Competition Systems: Observations on the Evolutionary Paths

Competition Policy International 2016 (1), King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 2016-33
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 15 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2016
Marianela López-Galdos and William E. Kovacic
George Washington University - Competition Law Center and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 0 (357,908)

Abstract:

28.

Individual Sanctions for Competition Law Infringements: Pros, Cons and Challenges

Concurrences Review N° 2-2016, Art. N° 78515, pp. 14-44, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2016-26, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-26,
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 May 2016 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2016
University College London Faculty of Laws, Autorité de la Concurrence, University of Bonn - Institut für Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht, George Washington University - Law School and University of East Anglia (UEA) - Centre for Competition Policy
Downloads 0 (106,301)

Abstract:

Antitrust, Competition Law, individual sanctions, criminal sanctions, leniency, enforcement

29.

Can't Anyone Here Play this Game? Judging the FTC's Critics

George Washington Law Review, Vol. 83, 2015, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2015-58, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-58, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-10, King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 2016-22
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 26 May 2016
David A. Hyman and William E. Kovacic
Georgetown University and George Washington University - Law School
Downloads 0 (242,651)

Abstract:

FTC, agency design, reform, administrative law, antitrust

30.

Consume or Invest: What Do/Should Agency Leaders Maximize?

Washington Law Review, Forthcoming, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2015-60, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-60, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-11
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2016
William E. Kovacic and David A. Hyman
George Washington University - Law School and Georgetown University
Downloads 0 (181,430)

Abstract:

antitrust, administrative law, agency design