The United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division Public Roundtable Series on Competition and Deregulation, First Roundtable on State Action, Statutory Exemptions and Implied Immunities, Comment of the Global Antitrust Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

17 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2018

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Tad Lipsky

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School

Joshua D. Wright

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Douglas H. Ginsburg

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Bruce H. Kobayashi

George Mason University - School of Law

John M. Yun

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Date Written: March 13, 2018

Abstract

This comment is submitted in connection with the first session of the Antitrust Division’s Public Roundtable Series on Competition and Deregulation, focusing on statutory exemptions, implied immunities and the State Action doctrine, scheduled for March 14, 2018. The Global Antitrust Institute’s (GAI’s) Competition Advocacy Program commends the Division for inviting discussion on these important issues. The GAI submission reviews the key economic considerations that should guide resolution of the main issues that arise when claims of implied immunity and/or the State Action defense are asserted by those accused of antitrust violations. To improve the public accountability of state government for anticompetitive regulatory policies, the GAI recommends that State Action immunity be restricted or withdrawn when state regulations impose most of their anticompetitive effects on non-residents.

Keywords: antitrust, exemption, implied immunity, regulation, State Action

JEL Classification: K21

Suggested Citation

Lipsky, Tad and Wright, Joshua D. and Ginsburg, Douglas H. and Kobayashi, Bruce H. and Yun, John M., The United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division Public Roundtable Series on Competition and Deregulation, First Roundtable on State Action, Statutory Exemptions and Implied Immunities, Comment of the Global Antitrust Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University (March 13, 2018). George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 18-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3140743 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3140743

Tad Lipsky (Contact Author)

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Joshua D. Wright

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty ( email )

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Douglas H. Ginsburg

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ( email )

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George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty ( email )

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Bruce H. Kobayashi

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John M. Yun

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty ( email )

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Arlington, VA 22201
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