Economics at the FTC: Physician Acquisitions, Standard Essential Patents, and Accuracy of Credit Reporting

Julie A. Carlson, Leemore S. Dafny, Beth A. Freeborn, Pauline M. Ippolito, Brett W. Wendling

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Abstract

Economists at the Federal Trade Commission pursue the agency's competition and consumer protection missions. In this year's essay, with respect to antitrust we discuss the analysis that is used in two areas where the Commission has recently been active: physician combinations and standard essential patents. In consumer protection, we discuss the FTC's recently released national study of the accuracy of consumer credit reports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-326
Number of pages24
JournalReview of Industrial Organization
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Antitrust
  • Consumer protection
  • Credit accuracy
  • FTC
  • Physician combinations
  • Standard essential patents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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