Present at the Beginning of a New Era for Antitrust: Reflections on 1982-1983
32 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2008
Date Written: March 1999
The early 1980s were an important time of transition for antitrust policy for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. I had the privilege to be selected to serve as the first "Chief Economist" for the newly installed Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, William F. Baxter. In this essay I discuss some of the important achievements of that period, as well as some missed opportunities.
Keywords: Antitrust, mergers; price-fixing, monopolization
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