A Strong Competition Policy Prescription for a New U.S. Administration

COMMENTARY Economic and Property Rights

A Strong Competition Policy Prescription for a New U.S. Administration

Dec 16th, 2016 1 min read
COMMENTARY BY
Alden Abbott

Deputy Director of Edwin Meese III Centerfor Legal and Judicial Studies

Alden Abbott serves as Deputy Director of Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation.

1. The new Donald Trump Administration (DTA) will have the opportunity to apply American antitrust and competition policy in a manner that promotes economic efficiency, consumer welfare, and economic growth.

2. Ideally, the DTA should adopt a broad-based competition policy that includes, but goes beyond, vigorous antitrust enforcement. In particular, the DTA should work with government instrumentalities to address regulatory barriers that undermine the competitive process, and will be mindful of the need to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. This essay will focus on specific policies that the DTA could implement to advance those broad priorities.

**The full text of this article can be found here.

This piece first appeared in Concurrences.