Seminar Series: Structural Presumption and Safe Harbor in Merger Review (Invitation only)

When: February 22, 2018 12:15PM - 1:30PM

Where: Suite 850, 1500 K St NW, Washington, DC, USA

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth hosted John Kwoka, the Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics at Northeastern University, for a seminar on Thursday, February 22.

Antitrust practices in the United States have undergone dramatic changes over the past 30 to 40 years. The seminar explored the impact of recent merger enforcement policy on competition. Combining data on merger enforcement results and market concentration, Kwoka will present systematic evidence to support the importance of legal presumptions based on market structure in merger enforcement policy. You can read an earlier version of the paper here (SSRN subscription required).

This event was the latest installment of our monthly academic seminar series, which aims to elevate important new research on issues related to whether and how economic inequality impacts economic growth. It was hosted at our offices in Washington, DC.

For questions, please contact Nisha Chikhale at


John Kwoka, Professor of Economics, Northeastern University


1500 K St NW, Washington, DC, USA

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