Volume 26 Symposium (Issue 2)

Symposium Issue: Ohio v. American Express Co.

The University of Miami Business Law Review is hosting its fourth online symposium to discuss the potential ramifications of the pending U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Ohio v. American Express Co., which was argued on February 26, 2018.

In American Express, the court will determine whether, under the “rule of reason,” the government’s showing that American Express’ anti-steering provisions stifle price competition on the merchant side of the credit-card platform suffices to prove anti-competitive effects and thereby shifts to American Express the burden of establishing any pro-competitive benefits from the provisions.

Prefatory Matter

Front Matter and Table of Contents



Applying the Rule of Reason to Two-Sided Business Platforms
David S. Evans and Richard Schmalensee

Market Power and American Express
John B. Kirkwood

Assessing the Competitive Effects of Surcharging the Use of Payment Mechanisms
Steven Semeraro