Op-Ed: Cracking down on mergers would leave us all worse off

The Hill – ICLE Director of Competition Policy Sam Bowman had an op-ed in The Hill detailing some of the fallacies about mergers and competition raised during recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the Competition and Antitrust Law Enforcement Reform Act (CALERA). You can read the full piece here.

While the senator has pitched her proposal as a way to crack down on allegedly anticompetitive concentration and so-called “killer acquisitions,” where dominant firms buy emerging competitors to shut down development of rival products or services, there is a serious risk the change would do more to harm competition than to help it.