Aaron Edlin

Letting dentists feel the bite of competition

Aaron Edlin and Rebecca Haw Allensworth write for The Wall Street Journal, March 8, 2015

Though it is uncertain how states will react, one thing is clear. The Supreme Court is intolerant of cartel activity, whatever its form, and it has taken an important step toward restoring competition in these licensed professions.

Aaron Edlin Proposes ‘Brandeis Tax’ on Top Earners

The New York Times, December 18, 2011 by Ian Ayres and Aaron S. Edlin

Enough is enough. Congress should reform our tax law to put the brakes on further inequality. Specifically, we propose an automatic extra tax on the income of the top 1 percent of earners a tax that would limit the after-tax incomes of this club to 36 times the median household income.

Aaron Edlin Says Auerbach Good Choice as CEA Head

Politico, July 19, 2011 by Matt Negrin

“I think the president certainly needs someone who is capable of seeing the best in … a variety of viewpoints,” said Aaron Edlin, a Berkeley professor who works with Auerbach, calling him a “moderate” and “open-minded.” “So I do think that someone who is moderate and balanced is a very good choice for head of the CEA. There are enough partisans in Washington. I don’t see that one needs another one as head of the CEA.”

Aaron Edlin Comments on FTC Antitrust Review of Google

-KGO-TV, June 24, 2011 by Mark Matthews

“There are a huge number of complaints: people, many websites feel that what Google is doing in unfair,” UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law Prof. Aaron Edlin, Ph.D., said. Edlin is an expert on antitrust issues. He says there been a lot of pressure for the government to investigate Google to see if what they are doing is illegal. “And it may be, though my betting right now is that a case won’t be brought,” Edlin said.

-San Francisco Chronicle, Business Report, June 24, 2011 by James Temple and Casey Newton

Building a successful antitrust case against Google would require proving both that the company is a monopoly and that it has abused its position to undermine competitors and harm customers, said Aaron Edlin.

-San Francisco Chronicle, Business Report, June 25, 2011 by James Temple

Aaron Edlin … said it’s difficult to know whether any abuse has occurred, in part because it isn’t clear to the outside world what factors determine Google’s search rankings. The FTC subpoenas could shine more light on the company’s actual practices and the driving motivations for its decisions, he said.

Aaron Edlin Supports Economist Janet Yellen’s Nomination to Federal Reserve

Bloomberg Businessweek, April 30, 2010 by Vivien Lou Chen

“You can’t put her in a box,” said University of California professor Aaron Edlin, who has known Yellen for 22 years and worked with her on the Council of Economic Advisers. “If dove means she cares about people who are unemployed, I suppose you can say she’s a dove. But it’s not the case that she doesn’t care about inflation.”

Aaron Edlin Thinks Immigrants Can Help Solve Our Health Care Woes

The New York Times, Economix blog, January 19, 2010 by Aaron Edlin and Dana P. Goldman

The United States should allow free immigration for all qualified nurses, doctors and medical technicians whose wages exceed $75,000 a year. Such an increase in supply may not stop health care costs from rising, but it will prevent them from rising even faster with a potential upsurge in demand.

Aaron Edlin Thinks AMD Came Out Ahead in Intel Settlement

Law.com / The Recorder, November 13, 2009 by Zusha Elinson

“The business concessions could be more valuable than the money,” said Edlin, who was not involved in the case. “I would judge from the settlement that the parties thought AMD had a very good likelihood of winning the trial. I would say that AMD, from what we know, appears to come out with what they wanted.”

Aaron Edlin Explains Nobel Laureate’s Analysis of Corporate Governance

San Francisco Chronicle, October 13, 2009 by Kathleen Ponder

“One of the central questions that firms always face is when it makes sense to merge with another firm, when it makes sense to write a long-term contract with the other firm and how that long-term contract should be structured, and when it makes sense to deal on a short-term basis and buy things on spot markets,” said Aaron Edlin, a UC Berkeley professor of law and economics. “His work is about which of these decisions make the most sense.”

Robert Cooter and Aaron Edlin Recommend UC Layoffs, Not Pay Cuts

Los Angeles Times, July 16, 2009 by Robert Cooter and Aaron Edlin

Our plan would be simple. To meet Yudof’s savings targets, a number of employees would be laid off sufficient to save 8% of the payroll. The choices in staff cuts would be difficult, but they are necessary if the regents are unwilling to raise tuition further. Specific decisions on whom to lay off would be decentralized to campuses, and within campuses to schools or departments.