A New Course for Antitrust?

Josh Wright —  15 June 2009

Tomorrow at Cato at noon, Carl Shapiro (Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics at the Antitrust Division) will be giving some remarks on the Obama administration’s antitrust agenda.  I’ll be giving some brief remarks in response and participating in a discussion including Shapiro and Edwin Rockefeller and moderated by Douglas Ginsburg.  Details are available here.

UPDATE: It was a great event and well attended (including plenty of representation from the agencies).  I want to thank Roger Pilon and the folks at Cato for putting on a wonderful program as well as Doug Ginsburg for moderating.  I really had a great time.  I’m told that you should be able to watch it in a day or two at this link.  My remarks focused on the ambitious monopolization enforcement agenda at the “new” DOJ and the withdraw of the Section 2 Report.  Carl Shapiro, who gave a very thoughtful and interesting opening talk, and I have a few fun exchanges about the DOJ’s views on the existence of false positives.