Policy Implications of the Common Ownership Debate

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Eric A. Posner

University of Chicago - Law School

Date Written: October 31, 2020


The debate over common ownership initiated by Azar, Schmalz, and Tecu’s paper on airlines has raised questions about what, if any, policy responses are appropriate when common owners reduce competition in product markets. This paper, a response to a symposium for Antitrust Bulletin, reviews the literature on policy responses and evaluates various reform proposals in light of recent empirical and theoretical developments.

Keywords: common ownership

Suggested Citation

Posner, Eric A., Policy Implications of the Common Ownership Debate (October 31, 2020). University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 922, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 760, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3722906 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3722906

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