An article coauthored by Brattle Principal Dr. Nicholas Powers has won a 2022 Antitrust Writing Award in the Business Articles: Private Enforcement category. Concurrences and the George Washington University Law School’s Competition Law Center present these awards annually to honor the best in antitrust commentary. The winners were announced at the Antitrust Writing Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 5 in Washington, DC.

The winning article, “Differing Proof Requirements for Global Class Actions: Using Economic Analysis to Guide Future Policymakers” appeared in the Summer 2021 issue of Antitrust Magazine. The article  outlines several key considerations, and presents the trade-offs in setting high versus low standards for the level of proof required to establish whether claims are sufficiently similar to qualify as a class action. The authors compare and contrast the standards in several key jurisdictions, and illustrate why straying from an optimal standard could harm certain parties or lead to efficiency losses.

View the full list of winners on the Concurrences website.