July 22, 2020

#71 Where is the Enforcement? Assessing the Rigor and Effectiveness of U.S. Merger Enforcement

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Many discussions on U.S. merger control focus on proposals of drastic changes.  But can U.S. merger enforcement be improved by just having the agencies committed to making better use of their exiting tools?  John Kwoka, a leading economist and antitrust scholar, joins Anora Wang and John Roberti to discuss the weaknesses of U.S. merger enforcement, the role of the merger guidelines as tools available to the agencies, and specific areas for improvement.  Listen to this episode to learn about the past, present, and future enforcement of U.S. antitrust agencies as measured against their merger guidelines.


John E. Kwoka. Jr., Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor, Department of Economics, Northeastern University

Related Links:

Horizontal Merger Guidelines (08/19/2010), https://www.justice.gov/atr/horizontal-merger-guidelines-08192010

Hosted by:

John Roberti, Allen & Overy LLP and Anora Wang, Winston & Strawn LLP