Dynamic Antitrust Discussion Series: “Chief Economists’ Perspectives on Horizontal Merger Guidelines”

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Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Webinar

Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division announced plans to revise the guidelines regulators use to review horizontal mergers. The agencies’ request for public comment suggests the guidelines may not be adequate to “equip enforcers to identify and proscribe unlawful, anticompetitive transactions.” But is that really the case, or is the consumer welfare standard still an appropriate guide for assessing the potential harm proposed mergers may do to competition? And what about non-price harms from mergers, such as harm to innovation or quality?

In this installment on “dynamic antitrust,” Julie Carlson sat down with former chief economists from the DOJ and FTC to discuss their views on the planned revisions to the guidelines.

 

04/28/2022 10:0004/28/2022 11:30America/New_YorkITIF Event: Dynamic Antitrust Discussion Series: “Chief Economists’ Perspectives on Horizontal Merger Guidelines”WebinarMore information: https://itif.org/events/2022/04/28/dynamic-antitrust-discussion-series-chief-economists-perspectives-horizontal-mergersMM/DD/YYYY
Speakers: 
Julie Carlson
Associate Director for Antitrust and Innovation Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator
Ginger Zhe Jin
Professor of Economics
University of Maryland, College Park
Speaker
Bruce Kobayashi
Paige V. and Henry N. Butler Chair in Law and Economics
Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
Speaker
Fiona M. Scott Morton
Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics
Yale University School of Management
Speaker
Howard Shelanski
Partner
Davis Polk
Speaker
Dynamic Antitrust Discussion Series: “Chief Economists’ Perspectives on Horizontal Merger Guidelines”