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Defining Remedy Success

BY | April 20, 2020

This article discusses how to measure remedy success. Recent policy from U.S. antitrust agencies indicates potentially differing standards. The FTC’s 2017 remedy study applies a “restoring competition” standard, focusing on…

This article discusses how to measure remedy success. Recent policy from U.S. antitrust agencies indicates potentially differing standards. The FTC’s 2017 remedy study applies a “restoring competition” standard, focusing on non-merging firms’ ability to compete. More recent commissioner statements suggest a “consumer welfare” standard, which includes benefits to the merging parties. DOJ remedy guidance potentially allows either standard. Economics research shows similarly varying app

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