Five Things That Bother Economists About Antitrust Law

Jonathan Tomlin featured in Law360


Navigant economist Jonathan Tomlin shares his perspectives on the challenges litigators face in litigating antitrust cases in a Law360 posting.

Economic analysis can often make or break an antitrust lawsuit, but full-time economists say that antitrust law and the attorneys who practice it are dogged by some bad ideas about how to evaluate the competitive effects of a company’s actions.

“I think the error that can be made by both economists and antitrust attorneys is to be too accepting of econometric and statistical results — in other words, to assume that when you see something that looks like a fancy econometric model, the results are good,” Tomlin said. “A lot of times, that’s just not the case,” he states.

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