Merger Retrospectives

Federal Trade Commission

04/12/2019 - 09:00

9:00-9:05 am

Welcome

Bruce H. Kobayashi   
Federal Trade Commission

9:05-9:15 am

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Joseph J. Simons, Chairman
Federal Trade Commission

9:15-10:45 am

What Have We Learned from Existing Merger Retrospectives?

Participants:

Leemore S. Dafny
Harvard Business School

John E. Kwoka, Jr.
Northeastern University
Department of Economics

Jeff Prince
Indiana University
Kelley School of Business

Christopher T. Taylor 
Federal Trade Commission
Bureau of Economics

Moderator: Daniel J. Greenfield
Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics

10:45-11:00 am

Break

11:00-12:30 pm

How Can Merger Retrospectives Be Used to Improve Prospective Merger Analysis?

Participants:

Christopher Garmon 
University of Missouri – Kansas City
Henry W. Bloch School of Management

Angelike A. Mina
Federal Trade Commission
Bureau of Competition

Frank Verboven
KU Leuven
Department of Economics

Matthew C. Weinberg
The Ohio State University
Department of Economics

Moderator: Daniel S. Hosken
Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics

12:30-1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30-1:45 pm

Remarks

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, Commissioner
Federal Trade Commission

1:45-3:15 pm

Should the Findings from Merger Retrospectives Influence Horizontal Merger Policy, And If So, How?

Participants:

Orley Ashenfelter
Princeton University
Industrial Relations Section

Steven Berry
Yale University
Department of Economics

Leemore S. Dafny
Harvard Business School

Deborah L. Feinstein
Arnold & Porter

Aviv Nevo
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Economics

Moderator: Michael G. Vita
Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics

3:15-3:30 pm

Break

3:30-5:00 pm

What Should the FTC’s Retrospective Program Be Over the Next Decade?

Participants:

Dennis Carlton
University of Chicago
Booth School of Business

Martin S. Gaynor
Carnegie Mellon University
Heinz College

William E. Kovacic
George Washington University
Law School

John E. Kwoka, Jr. 
Northeastern University
Department of Economics

Nancy L. Rose
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Economics

Moderator: Bruce Kobayashi
Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics

5:00-5:15 pm

Closing Remarks

David Schmidt
Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Economics



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