Antitrust Measures Don't Benefit Small Cos.: Study

Law360, New York (July 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Federal antitrust enforcement does little to help small businesses, according to a study released by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The report, which was written by consultants and released July 10, acknowledged that although the goal of antitrust enforcement is to protect competition, this often does not include specifically addressing the needs of small firms.

“Federal antitrust policy has always centered on protecting competition as a whole, and not small competitors,” said Dr. Chad Moutray, chief economist for the Office of...
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