DOJ/FTC Draft 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines Comment of the Global Antitrust Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

19 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2020

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Tad Lipsky

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Joshua D. Wright

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Douglas H. Ginsburg

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

John M. Yun

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Date Written: February 7, 2020

Abstract

This comment is submitted by the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice regarding the draft 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines. The GAI Competition Advocacy Program provides a wide range of recommendations to facilitate adoption of economically sound competition policies.

Keywords: antitrust, competition law, vertical integration, vertical mergers, vertical controls, elimination of double marginalization, raising rivals' costs

JEL Classification: K2, K21, L14, L2, L4, L40, L42

Suggested Citation

Lipsky, Tad and Wright, Joshua D. and Ginsburg, Douglas H. and Yun, John M., DOJ/FTC Draft 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines Comment of the Global Antitrust Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University (February 7, 2020). George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 20-03, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3534352 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3534352

Tad Lipsky

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty

Joshua D. Wright

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

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Douglas H. Ginsburg

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