Spring 2017: Federal Trade Commission


Our second visit was to the Federal Trade Commission. Our visit began with a presentation about history, structure and activities of the FTC as an agency responsible for promotion of consumer protection and the elimination and prevention of anticompetitive business practices, such as coercive monopoly. Next was a talk about the theoretical basis for analyzing mergers. Finally, the visit concluded with information about two mergers the FTC had been involved in; one concerned the merger of two casinos and the other dealt with hospital mergers. 

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