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Monopoly, Regulation, and Innovation

Matt Bogard, Western Kentucky University

Abstract

Recently the Justice department has started investigations into alleged anti-trust violations by Monsanto. This has helped fuel a lot of already hyped discontent with one of the world’s leaders in innovative solutions for sustainable agriculture. This article discusses how the regulatory environment could possibly have contributed to more concentration and power in the biotech industry. Increasing regulation would likely have the opposite effect of creating a level playing field in the agriculture industry.

From AgWeb, March 27,2010

http://www.agweb.com/blog/Economic_Sense_190/Monopoly_Regulation__and_Innovation_10771/

Suggested Citation

Matt Bogard. "Monopoly, Regulation, and Innovation" 2010
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/matt_bogard/13