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The Year in Review: Economics at the Antitrust Division, 2005–2006

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  • Elizabeth Armington
  • Eric Emch
  • Ken Heyer

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This paper covers the activities of the Economic Analysis Group (EAG) of the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, during 2005–2006. It describes the economic analysis undertaken by EAG in several important investigations, appellate matters, and other activities as an advocate for competition. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006

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  • Elizabeth Armington & Eric Emch & Ken Heyer, 2006. "The Year in Review: Economics at the Antitrust Division, 2005–2006," Review of Industrial Organization, Springer;The Industrial Organization Society, vol. 29(4), pages 305-326, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:revind:v:29:y:2006:i:4:p:305-326
    DOI: 10.1007/s11151-006-9123-7
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    antitrust; cartels; mergers; prisoner’s dilemma;

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