Antitrust Futures Symposium

“Antitrust’s Uncertain Future”

Examining the possible future(s) of digital competition under regulations such as AICOA and the European Union’s Digital Markets Act, in ways somewhat different from those we usually publish. Some of the pieces are traditional, scholarly blog posts; others have chosen different literary genres to explore this imagined future, such as short stories, parables, sci-fi inspired pieces—even poems or song lyrics.

July 25 – August 3, 2022

FTC UMC Rulemaking Symposium

“FTC Rulemaking on Unfair Methods of Competition”

Discussing the potential for the Biden administration Federal Trade Commission to use its broad authority to regulate unfair methods of competition (UMC) under Section 5 of the FTC Act to make rules that address a wide range of conduct.

April 25 – November 28, 2022

Ajit Pai Symposium

“Retrospective on Ajit Pai’s Tenure as FCC Chairman”

Discussing the key telecommunications issues the Federal Communications Commission took on during Pai’s four years as FCC chairman, including spectrum policy, net neutrality, 5G, broadband deployment, the digital divide, and media ownership and modernization.

January 15 – February 3, 2021

Google Lawsuits Symposium

“Symposium on the Future of American Antitrust: The Google Lawsuits”

Discussing the Law and Economics of the lawsuits brought by the DOJ and state attorneys general against Google, and the implications that these cases have for the future of American antitrust.

December 16, 2020 – January 14, 2021

Moligopoly Symposium

“Big Tech and the Digital Economy: The Moligopoly Scenario”

Symposium to discuss Nicolas Petit’s new book, Big Tech and the Digital Economy: The Moligopoly Scenario.

October 12, 2020 – July 15, 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic Blog Series

“The Law, Economics, & Policy of the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Ongoing series of posts by both regular bloggers and guests, offering commentary on the economic, legal, & policy consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the public & private responses to it

March 17 – October 28, 2020

2020 Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines Symposium

“The 2020 Draft Joint Vertical Merger Guidelines: What’s in, what’s out — and do we need them anyway?”

February 6 & 7, 2020

Politicization of Antitrust Symposium

Debating proposals to expand antitrust beyond consumer welfare to include political and social issues

December 30, 2019

Should We Break Up Big Tech? Symposium

Debating the Costs and Benefits of Breaking up Big Tech

July 17 – August 8, 2019

FTC v. Qualcomm Blog Series

FTC v. Qualcomm: Analyzing the Theory of the Case”

Exactly one year of posts by both regular bloggers and guests, offering analysis of the FTC v. Qualcomm antitrust case

January 22, 2019 – January 22, 2020

Amazon-Whole Foods Merger Retrospective Symposium

“Is Amazon’s Appetite Bottomless? The Whole Foods Merger After One Year”

August 28, 2018

Agricultural and Biotech Mergers Symposium

“Agricultural and Biotech Mergers: Implications for Antitrust Law and Economics in Innovative Industries”

March 30 – April 3, 2017

Apple E-Books Antitrust Case Symposium

“The Apple E-Books Antitrust Case: Implications for Antitrust and for the Economy”

February 15-16, 2016

Symposium Honoring the Honorable Joshua Wright

A Retrospective on Joshua Wright’s Tenure as FTC Commissioner

August 24-27, 2015

Unfair Methods of Competition Symposium

“Regulating the Regulators: Guidance for the FTC’s Section 5 Unfair Methods of Competition Authority”

August 1, 2013

Unlocking the Law Symposium

Unlocking the Law: Deregulating the Legal Profession”

September 19-20, 2011

Behavioral Law & Economics Symposium

“Free to Choose?: A Symposium on Behavioral Law and Economics”

December 6-7, 2010

Interchange Fees Symposium

“The Law & Economics of Interchange Fees and Credit Card Markets”

December 8-9, 2009

Merger Guidelines Symposium

Symposium on Revising the 1997 Horizontal Merger Guidelines

October 26-27, 2009

Section 2 Symposium

Symposium on Section 2 of the Sherman Act and the DOJ Section 2 Report

May 4-7, 2009

Innovation for the 21st Century Symposium

Symposium on Michael Carrier’s Innovation for the 21st Century

March 30 – April 1, 2009