The Future of Antitrust

New Ideas for Dynamic Markets

Competition Policy at a Crossroads

Antitrust law is front page news, and a technocratic policy tradition is now challenged by new — and particularly political — alternatives. The Future of Antitrust series focuses on providing a bridge between perspectives in what is now a highly competitive intellectual landscape. Special attention is paid to the effect recent advances in technology have on competition, although additional issues are addressed also.

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Events

Understanding FTC Rulemaking | Webinar, September 27, 2022, 10 a.m. (Eastern)

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has long been one of the most powerful federal agencies, but historically it has rarely used rulemaking. That appears to be changing, however, which has prompted many questions and a great deal of controversy. This webinar will help you understand FTC rulemaking, including what rulemaking authority the agency has, what process the agency must use to do rulemaking, and what policies the FTC may pursue through rulemaking.

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Tech Platforms and Online Retail in a New Age of Competition Law | In-Person Conference, Washington, D.C., October 21, 2022

This conference will bring together academics, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss the many efforts underway, both domestically and internationally, to regulate large technology platforms.

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In the Spotlight

Nielson Comments on Congress’ Role in Internet Policy

In a recent Bloomberg Law Insights column, Prof. Nielson argues that the two-decade regulatory back-and-forth at the FCC regarding rules for an open internet has created uncertainty for consumers and businesses, and that the best fix to settle the issue is action by Congress.

Bishop, Jennejohn & Jones Present on Innovation in the M&A Market at ALEA 2022

Kristina Bishop, Matt Jennejohn & Cree Jones will be presenting their research on the role of social networks in the innovation of new M&A deal terms at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Law and Economics Association held at Columbia University.

Nielson Comments on FTC Rulemaking

In a recent conference hosted by Concurrences, Prof. Nielson weighs in on current debates with respect to FTC rulemaking.