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Does the FTC Ban Get It Right or Go Too Far? Economists Debate the FTC Non-Compete Rule.

Sergei Zaslavsky and Anora Yangjun Wang

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The Federal Trade Commission's non-compete ban has stirred vigorous discussion in the antitrust bar and beyond. What do economic theory and empirical analysis tell us about the effects of non-competes, and whether a ban is justified? Economists Evan Starr and Brian Albrecht join co-hosts Sergei Zaslavsky and Anora Wang to debate the state of economic evidence on non-competes, the implications for policy, and what we still have to learn. Listen to this episode, which also aired as a live ABA program, for an in-depth discussion that highlights both areas of consensus and areas of disagreement on the economics of non-competes.