The DOJ and FTC RFI on Merger Enforcement: Commentary on Labor Market and Non-Price Effects

6 Pages Posted: 2 May 2022

Date Written: April 2, 2022

Abstract

In January 2022, the Antitrust Division and Federal Trade Commission issued a Request for Information on Merger Enforcement, seeking comment on how the agencies can modernize enforcement of antitrust laws regarding mergers. A theme in the RFI is whether current guidance underemphasizes or neglects labor market and non-price effects. This note discusses what economics tells us about these issues.

Keywords: Mergers, Labor market effects, Non-price effects

JEL Classification: D4, D6, L4

Suggested Citation

O'Brien, Daniel P., The DOJ and FTC RFI on Merger Enforcement: Commentary on Labor Market and Non-Price Effects (April 2, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4073787 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4073787

Daniel P. O'Brien (Contact Author)

Microfoundations ( email )

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Truckee, CA 96161
United States

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