Declining budgets' effect on antitrust enforcement debated

A recently published analysis of yearly Hart-Scott-Rodino reports from 2010 through 2016 shows that while the US is experiencing a “merger wave,” enforcement has been stagnant, and funding for the antitrust agencies has failed to keep pace.

Michael Kades, a veteran of the Federal Trade Commission who is now director for markets and competition policy at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, developed three charts outlining these trends, and they have quickly gained notice in the antitrust community.

The data might well be useful as a...

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