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A Note on Antitrust, Labor, and “No Cold Call” Agreements in...

By Russell Pittman (US Department of Justice)1   The issue of how to provide incentives for a private firm to invest in the knowledge and capabilities...

States and Non-Competes: Where Are Things Headed?

By Schonette J. Walker & Arthur Durst Non-competes have been used in employment contracts for centuries. In the past few decades however, perhaps because their...
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When Competition Meets Labor: The Washington Attorney General’s Initiative to Eliminate...

In January 2018, the Washington Attorney General launched an initiative to eliminate no-poach clauses in franchise agreements nationwide. These particular no-poach provisions were covenants...
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Collusion in the Labor Market: Intended and Unintended Consequences

In an effort to improve profits, employers sometimes collude in local labor markets. This has occurred recently in the markets for hardware and software...
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No Poaching Agreements and Antitrust Enforcement

No-poaching agreements are agreements among rival employers to not recruit or hire another firm’s employees. These agreements affect the price of an input and...
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Labor Practices Can Be an Antitrust Problem Even When Labor Markets...

In this article I argue that labor practices that are detrimental to workers can be an antitrust problem even if the labor market is...

The Goals of Competition Law Debate and Competition Policy for Labor...

In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in competition policy applied to labor markets. But the development of a coherent competition...

The Bias Against Low-Wage Labor Markets in Merger Analysis

Why are labor harms so rarely pled in antitrust cases? One factor may be the bias against low-wage labor markets in merger analysis. This...

The (Nearly) Forgotten Case of Labor Concerns in Brazilian Competition Policy:...

In the wake of new evidence of market power of firms over workers, as a widespread economic fact, it is worth revising how the...

The Limits of Antitrust Enforcement

Posted by New York Times The Limits of Antitrust Enforcement By Brishen Rogers Just a few years ago, the mainstream economic and legal opinions held that...

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