FTC Commissioner Cites Sagers in Call for Commission Reforms

In a policy statement today, Federal Trade Commissioner Rohit Chopra cited work by Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law. Commissioner Chopra, who has been a critic of reduced antitrust enforcement, has called for more careful review of the effectiveness of the Commission’s work. In his statement today, he singled out an important study of 2017 in which the Commission claimed to have compiled empirical evidence showing the effectiveness of the agency’s merger enforcement program. Citing work in which Sagers explained that study’s flaws, Commissioner Chopra called for the study to be reviewed, and presented preliminary follow-up evidence showing it to be questionable.

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