The video from the Academy’s congressional lunch discussion of “Antitrust & the Internet” is now available online. The speakers discussed the recent Mark Zuckerberg hearings as well as USDOJ antitrust chief Makan Delrahim’s recent remarks on “Antitrust Enforcement in the Digital Era” (AAG Delrahim’s written remarks here).
Video, photo, and podcast links below.
“Antitrust and competition policy is exciting stuff,” said no one ever (except, of course, the very few who follow this arcane field of economics and algorithms). Yet in recent months on Capitol Hill competition policy buzzwords have started to be overheard in conversations outside of the traditional antitrust policy bastions such as the Antitrust subcommittees. Is all this “excitement” around competition policy because folks are curious how the new Administration will approach mergers and market concentration? Or is it, as some have suggested, that because the Internet has profoundly changed how markets have traditionally operated, our antitrust policy must change as well?
We’ve assembled an expert group of panelists to discuss their perspectives on competition and antitrust.
When: Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Where: Rayburn House Office Building Room 2237
– Alexei Alexis, Reporter, Bloomberg (Bio)
– Diana Moss, President of the American Antitrust Institute (Bio)
– Jan Rybnicek, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Bio) [Filling in for Joshua Wright, University Professor and Executive Director o f theGlobal Antitrust Institute, Scalia Law School]
– John Bergmayer, Senior Counsel, Public Knowledge (Bio)
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