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The FTC's Misguided Rationale for the Use of Section 5 in Sherman Act Cases

The CPI Antitrust Journal, Vol. 2, February 2010

6 Pages Posted: 2 Mar 2010  

Geoffrey A. Manne

International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE)

Date Written: February 28, 2010

Abstract

This essay criticizes the Federal Trade Commission's defense of its use Section 5 of the FTC Act in the Intel case. The FTC's (and particularly Chairman Leibowitz') claims that the error cost concerns that figure prominently in recent Supreme Court Sherman Act cases ought not to apply, and are not intended to apply, to government enforcers are misguided and dangerous.

Keywords: Federal Trade Commission, antitrust, Sherman Act, FTC Act, Section 5, Intel, Error costs

JEL Classification: K21, K23, K41, L42

Suggested Citation

Manne, Geoffrey A., The FTC's Misguided Rationale for the Use of Section 5 in Sherman Act Cases (February 28, 2010). The CPI Antitrust Journal, Vol. 2, February 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1562489

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