Promoting competition that protects consumers, businesses, and society.
Issues by Sector
AAI’s research and analysis highlights the importance of competition for consumer choice, competitive fares and fees, and quality of service.
Banking & Finance
AAI is a leader in focusing awareness on “too big to fail” financial institutions, dominant payment card networks, and other issues in banking and financial services.
AAI’s advocacy pushes for vigorous scrutiny of energy mergers and complementary roles for antitrust and regulation in overseeing energy markets.
Food & Agriculture
AAI has opposed mergers and the growth of buyer power that threatens farmers, consumers, and the stability of the food supply chain.
Health & Pharmaceuticals
AAI is at the forefront of advocating for an active competition agenda to control healthcare costs and ensure lower cost access to drugs, providers, and insurers.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
AAI remains at the forefront of promoting the connection between vigorous competition and creating incentives for risk-taking and entrepreneurship.
AAI’s legal-economic research and advocacy emphasize competition in the balance between IP and antitrust law and within the domain of IP law itself.
In an era of global supply chains and large multinational enterprises, AAI works to “connect the dots” between domestic and international competition enforcement.
AAI takes the lead in highlighting how antitrust can and should respond to conduct by powerful employers that harms competition, consumers, workers, and small sellers.
Media & Communications
AAI is a leader in pushing back against consolidation and anticompetitive conduct by telecommunications providers and media companies.
Retail & Distribution
AAI pioneers the study of how innovation in online retailing and the distribution of goods and services to consumers promises both benefits and competitive challenges.
Issues by Enforcement Area
AAI has long-advocated for strong anti-cartel enforcement to protect competition, deter collusion, and compensate the direct and indirect victims of abusive conduct.
AAI’s history of research, education, and advocacy makes it clear that the antitrust laws are equipped to address the exploitation of both seller and buyer power.
Exemptions & Immunities
Exemptions and immunities from the antitrust laws are contrary to national policy favoring competition and are often unnecessary, protectionist, or pernicious.
AAI’s path-breaking work in collusion highlights not only adverse effects on prices, but on slowing innovation and eliminating consumer choice.
AAI’s advocacy opposing concentrative horizontal mergers and vertical mergers that harm consumers generates national attention by enforcers, Congress, and the business community.
AAI has been at the forefront of maintaining antitrust’s historic concern with monopolies, exclusionary conduct, and harmful vertical restraints.
AAI is a vocal advocate of private antitrust enforcement as an essential element of antitrust policy.
AAI works aggressively and constructively to ensure robust public enforcement institutions and urge federal and state agencies to zealously prosecute antitrust violations.