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Antitrust Damages, Fines, and Deterrence: Collusion in the Nurse Labor Market

BY | June 4, 2019

By Roger D. Blair & Anita Walsh Those who violate the Sherman Act are subject to fines and to treble damage actions under §4 of the Clayton Act. The economic…

By Roger D. Blair & Anita Walsh

Those who violate the Sherman Act are subject to fines and to treble damage actions under §4 of the Clayton Act. The economic rationale for those sanctions is deterrence rather than retribution. In the context of collusion in the nurse labor market, this paper recognizes that the optimal rate of antitrust violations is not zero due to enforcement costs. The paper also examines the policy variables available for deterrence. These include resources allocated t

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