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Thibault Schrepel on Antitrust Without Romance

Season 1, Ep. 267

In this episode, Thibault Schrepel, Affiliate Faculty at the Berkman Center at Harvard University and Assistant Professor in European Economic Law at Utrecht University School of Law, discusses his article "Antitrust Without Romance." Schrepel begins by explaining the concept of "public choice theory" and how it can help us understand the incentives of antitrust regulators. He describes the data he collected on how the public statements of regulators illuminates how they may be responding to those incentives. And he explains how the purpose of antitrust policy is in tension with many recent developments in antitrust advocacy. He argues that we should make antitrust policy in light of protecting competition, not morality. Schrepel is on Twitter at @LeConcurrential.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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