Sam Bowman on Lina Khan

The Telegraph – ICLE Director of Competition Policy Sam Bowman was quoted by The Telegraph in an article about the nomination of Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission. You can read the full piece (behind a subscriber firewall) here.

“The addition of Khan could bring about a “change of philosophy” inside the FTC, says Sam Bowman, the director of competition policy at the International Center for Law and Economics. Bowman says her appointment could lead the FTC to challenge more cases that do not stick to the narrow “consumer welfare” standard of US tradition.

… “The FTC is not like a European competition regulator where the FTC makes decisions about what’s allowed,” Bowman says. “The FTC’s role is to be a litigant and to make decisions about when it will challenge conduct.”