Whole Foods-wild Oats Merger: An Antitrust Concern?

Lynne Kiesling Instead of worrying about XM-Sirius satellite radio, should antitrust authorities investigate the Whole Foods-Wild Oats merger? Here’s my unsurprising answer (particularly unsurprising to my three very close friends who are antitrust economists): probably not. The core first questions are the same: what are the relevant substitutes, and would consumers be better or worse … More Whole Foods-wild Oats Merger: An Antitrust Concern?More Whole Foods-wild Oats Merger: An Antitrust Concern?

The Problem of Unconventional Oil

Lynne Kiesling The Wall Street Journal Energy Roundup has a post on new estimates of the supply of “unconventional oil and gas”. Not surprisingly, it’s good news and bad news: there’s lots of potentially recoverable stuff out there, which means that there is indeed potential for rightward shifts of the supply curve, but the Wood … More The Problem of Unconventional OilMore The Problem of Unconventional Oil