Some have expressed concerns over a lack of competition in the U.S. rail freight and passenger services markets. How the U.S. freight rail system works and is competition an issue in the sector? Dr. Russell Pittman, the Director of Economic Research in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, examines the state of competition in the freight rail sector with Barry Nigro and Anora Wang. We’ll take a deep dive into the participants of the market, the competition concerns, the recent challenges, and high-level observations. Join us to learn more!
Dr. Russell Pittman, Director of Economic Research, Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
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Barry Nigro, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and Anora Wang, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP