ICLE white paper looks at proposals from Congress and the Federal Reserve to mandate routing requirements on credit cards and other payment networks.
Congress has been considering legislation that would mark the most significant change to antitrust law in a generation. At issue is whether the bills would increase competition in digital markets,…
Conventional wisdom is that monopsony power is simply the flip slide of monopoly power. The truth is much more complicated.
Working with a roster of more than fifty academic affiliates and research centers from around the globe, ICLE develops and disseminates academic output to build the intellectual foundation for rigorous, economically-grounded policy.
Eric Fruits is a senior scholar at the International Center for Law and Economics and an adjunct professor of economics at Portland State University, where he is also editor of the Center for Real Estate Quarterly Report.
He has written peer-reviewed articles on initial public offerings (IPOs), the municipal bond market, real estate markets, and the formation and operation of cartels. His economic analysis has been widely cited and has been published in The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, and a numerous metropolitan newspapers.
Eric is an antitrust expert who has written articles on price fixing and cartels for the top-tier Journal of Law and Economics. He has assisted in the review of several mergers including Exxon-Mobil, BP-Arco, Nestle-Ralston, and Sysco-US Foods. He has worked on many antitrust lawsuits, including Weyerhaeuser v. Ross-Simmons, a predatory bidding case that was ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
As an expert in statistics, Eric has provided expert testimony regarding real estate transactions, profit projections, agricultural commodities, and war crimes allegations. His expert testimony has been submitted to state courts, federal courts, and an international court.