Who Are You Calling A Price Theorist Anyway?: Commissioner Rosch Takes on the HMGs Economist “Architects”
Commissioner Rosch has offered an interesting separate statement on the new HMGs. While favoring the new guidelines generally, Commissioner Rosch offers several criticisms. I concur with a few of these criticisms, for example, Commissioner Rosch also argues for a more empirical approach to merger analysis. I agree with that general proposition despite, as we shall see below, the fact that the Commissioner offers it along with the peculiar distinction between “economic evidence” which he rejects and “empirical evidence”. The Commissioner should be applauded for putting these criticisms, as well as those with which I disagree of course, on the record.