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Manipulation of Product Ratings: Credit-Rating Agencies, Google, and Antitrust

BY | April 17, 2012

Mark Patterson, Apr 17, 2012 The important competitive role played by information providers like credit-rating agencies is not matched by a well-developed competition analysis for the informational problems they pose.…

Mark Patterson, Apr 17, 2012

The important competitive role played by information providers like credit-rating agencies is not matched by a well-developed competition analysis for the informational problems they pose. To be sure, competition law has developed approaches to some informational issues, such as collective suppression of information and misleading statements directed at competing products. But it has not focused on allegations of anticompetitive manipulation of information by firms

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