Principal Philip Nelson and Senior Economist Su Sun publish an article /Consumer Savings from Merger Enforcement: A Review of the Antitrust Agencies’ Estimates,/ Antitrust Law Journal, Volume 69, Issue 3, 2002.

Under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), the FTC and DOJ provide estimates of the consumer benefits that result from the agencies’ merger enforcement actions. The article offers a brief overview of the GPRA requirements and describes in detail the FTC and DOJ methodologies in estimating such consumer benefits. The article also provides a comparison and a critical review of the estimation methodologies used by the two agencies.