Lynne Pepall
TUFTS UNIVERSITY. Professor of Economics. Primary field of research is industrial organization.
AT&T-Time Warner and New Thinking on Vertical Mergers

AT&T-Time Warner and New Thinking on Vertical Mergers

The antitrust efforts represent the first time in decades in which the Department of Justice attempted to block a vertical merger. The move reflects new thinking on the competitive impacts of vertical mergers, which is especially relevant with the rise of targeted advertising based on “big data.”