34 minutes | May 24, 2021

#116 Can Non-Competes Be Procompetitive?: An Economist’s View

By its name, a non-compete agreement restricts competition. But can non-competes be procompetitive or otherwise designed to minimize the competition concerns? Dr. Paul Wong, Economist and Director at National Economic Research Associates, Inc. (NERA), speaks with Anora Wang and Christina Ma about the interests and tradeoffs involved in a non-compete agreement and relevant enforcement and legal developments in this space, especially at the state level. Listen to this episode to get the economic story behind non-competes. Related Links: Paul Wong, Yun Ling, Emily Walden, Non-Compete Agreements: Might They be Procompetitive in Healthcare?, CPI (May 11, 2020) Comments of the Antitrust Law Section of the ABA in connection with the FTC workshop on "Non-competes in the workplace: Examining antitrust and consumer protection issues" (April 24, 2020) Hosted by: Anora Wang, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and Christina Ma, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
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