Vice President Aaron Yeater's Monday-Morning Quarterbacking Article Nominated for 2015 Antitrust Writing Award

April 22, 2015

A Law360 article coauthored by Analysis Group Vice President Aaron Yeater and U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division attorney Kelsey Shannon was nominated as part of the 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards, a program organized by Concurrences Journal and George Washington University Competition Law Center that recognizes the best antitrust writing published in academic and professional publications in 2014. The piece, "Monday-Morning Quarterbacking and Antitrust Damages" (January 10, 2014), was nominated in the program's economics business article category.

The article discusses how the post-game, "what-if" scenarios posed after controversial sports outcomes present many similarities to the analyses economists and lawyers undertake when determining the effects of allegedly anticompetitive behavior. The authors walk through a sportswriter's analysis of a controversial decision in a college football game, examining his reliance on data, his adjustments to that data, and his identification of variables involved in order to model an unsuccessful decision.

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