The FTC/ DOJ Section 2 Hearings (aka Hearings on Section 2 of the Sherman Act: Single Firm Conduct as Related to Competition) continued earlier this week with a session on tying Wednesday featuring David Evans, Robin Cooper Feldman, Mark Popofsky, Donald Russell, Michael Waldman, and Robert Willig. This link contains presentation materials and will eventually, I think, make transcripts of the sessions available. The next session is on November 15th and focuses on exclusive dealing. The exclusive dealing session is followed by a discussion of loyalty discounts on November 29th.
Consistent with TOTM’s policy of
tolerating encouraging self-promotion of all types, I am also pleased to report that I will be participating in the Hearings’ exclusive dealing session November 15th along with a group of distinguished economists and antitrust lawyers. I’m really looking forward to the discussion. My slides and presentation materials will be available on the FTC site, but I will plan on posting them here as well, hopefully along with some post-Hearing reactions.