Nudging Antitrust (Part 2): Do Critiques of Behavioral Antitrust Have Any Bite?

Part 1 of this short blog series on “Nudging Antitrust,” focused on defining Commissioner Rosch’s recently articulated vision of behavioral economics as it relates to antitrust and competition policy and its differences with more “conventional” economic approaches that are bound by the rationality assumption.  By the way, one should note that these more conventional approaches include both Chicago and game-theoretic Post-Chicago approaches, though the Commissioner reserves most of his ire for the former.  Today, in Part 2, I’ll turn to Commissioner Rosch’s vision for antitrust policy informed by a particular version of behavioral economics focuses on the Commissioners case against the critiques of behavioral economics as he interprets them.

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