Economic Doctrines and Approaches to Antitrust

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Jenner & Block
1099 New York Avenue NW Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001-4412
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There is considerable disagreement on optimal antitrust policy both within the United States and between the United States and some other nations and regions. These fundamental disagreements over the right approach to competition don’t stem principally from politics, rather they stem from doctrine – the overarching view of antitrust held by regulators and other policy makers. In the report, Economic Doctrines and Approaches to Antitrust, ITIF examines the four principle antitrust doctrines, how they influence approaches to and positions on antitrust including on particular antitrust issues (e.g., monopoly, collusion, pricing, and mergers) and how the field of antitrust can move forward to better cope with the challenges of the 21st century, innovation-based global economy.

Panelists: 
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Presenter
Seth Bloom
General Counsel
Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, Staff of Sen. Herb Kohl, Chairman
Respondent
Joseph Farrell
Director of the Bureau of Economics
Federal Trade Commission
Respondent
Janet L. McDavid
Partner
Hogan Lovells
Respondent