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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 24-05:
George S. Ford, Explaining Higher Prices in the Covid and Post-Covid Era (May 14, 2024).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The FTC's Weak Case Against Amazon, Federalist Society Blog (May 1, 2024).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, When Facts Bear Out Theory:  How Do Firms Respond to Government Efforts to Block Acquisitions of Nascent Competitors in Digital Markets?, Federalist Society Blog (April 29, 2024).
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George S. Ford, Amazon: A Monopolist That Undersells Its Competitors?, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 67 (March 2024).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Costs of KOSA?, Notice & Comment – Yale Journal on Regulation (March 12, 2024).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Regulatory Implications of Turning Internet Platforms into Common Carriers, 76 Federal Communications Law Journal 1 (2023).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Pushing the Bounds of Judicial Deference:  Some Thoughts on the FTC’S New Unfair Methods of Competition Policy Statement, 18 Journal of Law, Economics And Policy 339 (2023).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Do Hart-Scott-Rodino Filing Requirements Need Reform?, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 65 (September 2023).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Regulatory Humility or Regulatory Hubris at the Federal Trade Commission?, Truth on the Market (September 19, 2023).
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Phoenix Center Comments on New Draft Merger Guidelines (September 18, 2023).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Regulatory Implications of Turning Internet Platforms into Common Carriers, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PAPER No. 60 (September 2023).
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T. Randolph Beard and George S. Ford, Can Self-Preferencing by An Online Retailer Be Detected?  A Monte Carlo SimulationPHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 64 (June 2023).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, FTC v. Facebook: Does the Punishment Fit the Crime?, Federalist Society Blog (May 17, 2023).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 23-02:
George S. Ford, New Car Prices Under Supply Constraints:  Competition or Collusion? (April 27, 2023).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 23-01:
George S. Ford, An Agency in Crisis: Employee Satisfaction at the FTC Continues to Decline (April 27, 2023).
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George S. Ford, What's to Blame for Inflation?, RealClear Policy (March 23, 2023).
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George S. Ford, Does High Market Concentration Contribute to Inflation?, The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University (March 9, 2023).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Pushing the Bounds of Judicial Deference: Some Thoughts on The FTC's New Unfair Methods of Competition Policy Statement, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 63 (January 2023).
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George S. Ford, Employee Dissatisfaction at the Federal Trade Commission:  An Empirical Analysis of Size and SourcePHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 60 (October 2022).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Biting Off More Than It Can Chew?  Some Thoughts On The FTC's Advance Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking On "Commercial Surveillance And Data Security", PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 59 (September 2022).
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George S. Ford, The American Innovation and Choice Online Act is an “Economics-Free Zone”, Notice & Comment – Yale Journal on Regulation (June 10, 2022).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Third Time is Not the Charm: Significant Problems Remain With Senator Klobuchar's Antitrust Reform Bill, Federalist Society Blog (June 7. 2022).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Product Guidance By Digital Platforms: A Welfare Analysis, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 57 (May 2022).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, A Change in Direction for the Federal Trade Commission?, Truth on the Market (April 26. 2022).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Why Does Congress Want to Break Amazon Prime?, Notice & Comment – Yale Journal on Regulation (February 18, 2022).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 22-02:
George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Retail Platform Bias? (February 10, 2022).
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George S. Ford, Antitrust Reform and the Law of Unintended Consequences, Notice & Comment -- Yale Journal on Regulation (January 7, 2022). 
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Unintended Consequences of Restricting Small Firm Acquisitions in the Tech Sector, Federalist Society Blog (January 6, 2022).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, A Change in Direction for the Federal Trade Commission?, 22 Federalist Society Review 304 (2021).
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T. Randolph Beard, George S. Ford and Michael Stern, Innovation, Exit, and Restrictions on Tech Mergers and Acquisitions, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 50 (March 2021).
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PHOENIX CENTER POLICY PERSPECTIVE No. 21-02:
Lawrence J. Spiwak, A Poor Case for a “Digital Platform Agency” (March 9, 2021).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The Folly of “Line of Business” Restrictions for Big Tech, The Hill (February 19, 2021).
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George S. Ford, Beware of Calls for a New Digital Regulator, Notice & Comment – Yale Journal on Regulation (February 19, 2021).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, The House Staff Antitrust Report Will Negatively Affect More Than the Tech Industry, Federalist Society Blog (November 6, 2020).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Duopoly is Not a Dirty Word, Federalist Society Blog (February 27, 2019).
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Lawrence J. Spiwak, Insight: Is Antitrust Still the ‘Magna Carta’ of Free Enterprise? Bloomberg Law (June 4, 2018).
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George S. Ford, “Hipster” Antitrust Meets Two-Sided Markets, Bloomberg Law (April 17, 2018).
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George S. Ford, A Retrospective Analysis of Vertical Mergers in Multichannel Video Programming Distribution Markets: The Comcast-NBCU Merger, PHOENIX CENTER POLICY BULLETIN No. 43 (December 2017).
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