Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century -- Hearing #5

Federal Trade Commission

11/01/2018 - 09:00 to 17:45

9:00-9:15 am Welcome and Introductory Remarks

  • Noah Joshua Phillips Federal Trade Commission

9:15-9:45 am Presentation: Vertical Mergers

  • Steven Salop Georgetown University Law Center

9:45-11:00 am Vertical Mergers (Session 1)

Discussants:

  • Francine Lafontaine University of Michigan Ross School of Business
  • Daniel O’Brien Compass Lexecon
  • Carl Shapiro University of California at Berkeley
  • Margaret Slade University of British Columbia Vancouver School of Economics

Moderator: Bruce Kobayashi Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics

11:00-11:15 am Break

11:15-12:30 pm Vertical Mergers (Session 2)

Discussants:

  • Gene Kimmelman Public Knowledge
  • Sharis Pozen General Electric
  • Jonathan Sallet Benton Foundation
  • Laura Wilkinson Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Paul Yde Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Moderator: Bruce Hoffman Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition

12:30-1:15 pm Lunch Break

1:15-1:55 pm Presentations: Alternatives to the Consumer Welfare Standard

  • Barry Lynn Open Markets Institute
  • Jonathan Sallet Benton Foundation
  • Maurice Stucke University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Timothy Wu Columbia University Law School

1:55-3:10 pm The Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust Law (Session 1)

Discussants:

  • Timothy Brennan University of Maryland, Baltimore County School of Public Policy Resources for the Future
  • Deborah Garza Covington & Burling LLP
  • Gene Kimmelman Public Knowledge
  • Sharis Pozen General Electric
  • Fiona Scott Morton Yale University School of Management

Moderator: TBA

3:10-3:25 pm Break

3:25-3:55 pm Presentations: Consumer Welfare Standard

  • Jonathan Nuechterlein Sidley Austin LLP
  • Carl Shapiro University of California at Berkeley

3:55-5:30 pm The Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust Law (Session 2)

Discussants:

  • Barry Lynn Open Markets Institute
  • Geoffrey Manne International Center for Law and Economics
  • Fiona Scott Morton Yale University School of Management Maurice Stucke University of Tennessee College of Law

Moderator: TBA

5:30-5:45 pm Closing Remarks 



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