ARE U.S. MARKETS BECOMING LESS COMPETITIVE BECAUSE OF MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS?

Key questions are:
• Are U.S. markets becoming less competitive because of mergers and acquisitions?
• Are U.S. markets becoming more competitive because of new technology?
• Are U.S. markets becoming more or less competitive because of globalization?
• Is enough information available for wise antitrust enforcement?
US Federal agencies involved in antitrust include US Federal Trade Commission at: http://www.ftc.gov
US Department of Justice: http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/index.htm
For international perspectives see:
http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/contact/otheratr.htm
For analysis:
For a strong anti-regulatory position see Heritage Foundation, a private advocacy group, has been influential in arguing against antitrust enforcement. For an overview see: http://www.heritage.org/search?query=antitrust+enforcement
See also: www.cato.org
The American Enterprise Institute: http://www.aei.org
For strong pro-regulatory position see the Economic Policy Institute, a private advocacy group, argues for more antitrust enforcement: http://www.epi.org/
The Brookings Institution attempts a non-partisan position and publishes frequent overviews of antitrust law. See, for example: http://www.brookings.edu/search?start=1&q=antitrust

 
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