Recent years have seen increased regulatory scrutiny of and private litigant claims regarding potential monopsony power in labor markets. In this paper, we discuss a defining feature of that analysis — a feature that differentiates it from antitrust analysis of product-market restraints. That feature is the employee-employer relationship. Employer-employee relationships, and investments that workers and firms make in such relationships, are central to analysis of antitrust issues in labor markets.
Antitrust and Trade Regulation | Law
Justin McCrary & Bryan Ricchetti,
Accounting for the Employee-Employer Relationship in Antitrust Analysis,
Antitrust Magazine Online, June 2023
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