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Title The regulatory revolution at the FTC : a thirty-year perspective on competition and consumer protection / edited by James Campbell Cooper
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2013]
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Contents Causes and implications of the regulatory revolution at the FTC / James C. Miller III -- Politics and policy in 1981 -- The Federal Trade Commission and the assignment of regulatory tasks / William E. Kovacic -- The future of FTC jurisdiction over antitrust and consumer protection: a commentary / Julie Brill -- Do expert agencies outperform generalist judges?: some preliminary evidence from the Federal Trade Commission / Joshua D. Wright and Angela Diveley -- Paradigm shopping: section 5, the FTC, and the courts / A. Douglas Melamed -- Consumer protection and James Miller at the Federal Trade Commission / Fred S. McChesney -- In defense of the Pfizer factors / J. Howard Beales III, Timothy J. Muris, and Robert Pitofsky -- The FTC then and now: privacy / Paul H. Rubin and Thomas M. Lenard -- Regulation and behavioral economics in the post-Miller FTC / Paul A. Pautler -- Tying to mitigate the deadweight loss of monopoly pricing / Richard S. Higgins and Mark Perelman -- Section 5 and the innovation curve / Daniel A. Crane -- Lessons for setting priorities / Panel discussion
Summary In the 1970s, the Federal Trade Commission had embarked on an activist consumer protection and antitrust agenda which resulted in severe public and congressional backlash, including calls to abolish the agency. Beginning in 1981, under the direction of Chairman James Miller, the FTC started down a new path of economically-oriented policymaking. This new approach helped save the FTC and laid the groundwork for it to grow into the world-class consumer protection and antitrust agency that it is today. This book examines this period of transition in light of continuing debate about the FTC's mission
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject United States. Federal Trade Commission.
United States. Federal Trade Commission.
Consumer protection -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Trade regulation -- United States.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Commercial Policy.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Consumer Behavior.
Consumer protection -- Law and legislation.
Trade regulation.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Cooper, James C., editor.
ISBN 0199346321