A tale of two standards

The debate about whether antitrust enforcement should rely on a strict consumer welfarestandard or incorporate public interest considerations is not new, but it was reignited in political prominence with the Democratic Party’s summer 2017 call for an overhaul of antitrust enforcement in the US. Complemented by conference panels on the topic from Brussels to Brasília and a Senate hearing to boot, the conversation is back in the spotlight.

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