A Critical Evaluation of the FTC's Theory of Product Hopping as a Way to Promote Competition
15 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2016
Date Written: July 8, 2016
This paper evaluates the effect on competition of adopting the FTC’s product hopping theory as an antitrust doctrine. The paper criticizes the theory and explains why it would be a mistake to adopt it as a guide to antitrust liability.
Keywords: Product Hopping, Pharmaceuticals, Antitrust, Hatch-Waxman, Regulation, Free-Riding
JEL Classification: K21, L4, L5, L40, L41, L50, I18, O34, O38
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