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Take a closer look. CRA economists advised counsel to Office Depot throughout a review by the US
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of its proposed $1.2 billion merger with OfficeMax. The FTC ultimately
closed its Second Request investigation, noting that the merger is unlikely to lessen competition in the
sale of consumable office supplies.
 
 
  

Antitrust & Competition Economics

CRA's competition economists have provided economic analysis and testimony in numerous competition matters in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Canada. Many have served in government antitrust agencies or are members of premier academic economics and law faculties.

Our experience extends to many industries, including, among others, healthcare, energy, computer hardware/software, retailing, telecommunications, aerospace and defense, entertainment, transportation, natural resources, sports, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, financial services, and consumer products.

New and noteworthy

Antitrust Writing Awards
Raphaël De Coninck, Damien Neven, and Hans Zenger were recognized with a 2014 Antitrust Writing Award by the Concurrences Journal and George Washington University Competition Law Center. Their article, “Mergers and bargaining power: back to the future? Insights from the Universal/EMI merger,” was named Best Mergers Antitrust Business Article at an awards ceremony in Washington, DC, on March 25. The article explains the reasoning behind the European Commission’s theory of harm and considers the limitations of its application to the Universal/EMI merger. The Antitrust Writing Awards aim to promote antitrust scholarship and competition advocacy by recognizing and awarding the best articles published in antitrust law and the law and economics fields over the last 12 months.

CRA expert testifies for DOJ in successful challenge to the consummated merger of Bazaarvoice and PowerReviews
Professor Carl Shapiro provided expert testimony in the Department of Justice’s successful court challenge of the $168 million merger of two ratings and review software companies, Bazaarvoice and PowerReviews. Click here to read about our work.

CRA economists provide analyses to experts on US Airways and American Airlines merger
CRA economists provided analyses to experts retained by the US Department of Justice regarding the proposed $11 billion merger between US Airways and American Airlines. Click here to read about our work

IP Literature Watch: May 2014

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"IP Literature Watch" is a periodic newsletter containing an overview of recent publications concerning intellectual property issues around the world.

Click here to read the newsletter.