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The Street goes to Ghosh for the skinny on modern monopolies

UW Law professor Shubha Ghosh is featured prominently in an article in The Street looking at the ways that deregulation and changes in technology have changed antitrust law in the United States.

One example is the airline industry. In a previous era, federal regulators were deeply involved in many aspects of air travel, from setting rates to distributing routes, and airline mergers triggered concerns about ticket prices and route monopolies. In today's deregulated environment, however, competition from low-cost carriers like Southwest Airlines and Jet Blue take the pressure off of mergers between old-line carriers, like the Delta-Northwest and United-Continental mergers.

The article, titled "State-sponsored competition is the new antitrust," is available here.

Submitted by UW Law School News on November 22, 2010

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