ITIF Logo
ITIF Search

Dynamic Antitrust Discussion Series: “Killer Acquisitions”

Dynamic Antitrust Discussion Series: “Killer Acquisitions”
Friday, May 7, 202110:00 AM to 10:45 AM EDT
Virtual Webinar

Event Summary

Is it true that markets are becoming too concentrated? More specifically, is it true that large companies are using mergers as a tool thwart competition and stifle innovation by killing off upstart rivals? These questions depend on how you define relevant markets for antitrust purposes. Legislative proposals in the United States and European Union would attempt to end so-called “killer acquisitions” by preventing companies with large market capitalizations from buying small firms. But would that also preclude “enabler acquisitions” that foster competition rather than stifle innovation?

ITIF and Competition Policy International hosted the fifth in a series of discussions on “dynamic antitrust,” in which Aurelien Portuese, ITIF’s director of antitrust and innovation policy, sits down with leading scholars and antitrust enforcers in Washington, Brussels, and elsewhere to discuss the path forward in making antitrust a foundation for innovation.

Speakers

John
John Mayo
Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business
Panelist
Douglas
Douglas Melamed
Professor of the Practice of Law
Stanford Law School
Panelist
Maureen
Maureen Ohlhausen@M_Ohlhausen
Partner
Baker Botts
Panelist
Daniel
Daniel Sokol
Huber C. Hurst Eminent Scholar Chair in Law and Professor
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Aurelien
Aurelien Portuese@aurelienportues
Director, Schumpeter Project on Competition Policy
Moderator
Back to Top