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Ohio v. American Express: Assessing the Threat to Antitrust Enforcement

BY | June 25, 2019

By Michael L. Katz –  One year later, the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Ohio v. American Express remains a glaring example of the misapplication of economic theory coupled with…

By Michael L. Katz – 

One year later, the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Ohio v. American Express remains a glaring example of the misapplication of economic theory coupled with disregard for the factual record. If applied to other cases, the approach to antitrust analysis stated in that opinion would threaten sound enforcement. In this note, I assess the breadth and likelihood of that threat. I observe that a wide variety of firms could fall under the Court’s definition of a tra

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