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The George Mason Law Review, in partnership with the Law and Economics Center, proudly presents:

21st Annual Antitrust Symposium

THE CONSUMER WELFARE STANDARD: FROM THE ANTITRUST PARADOX TO HIPSTER ANTITRUST

Friday, February 16, 2018
at
George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School

Founders Hall Auditorium
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201

Register Today!

This symposium will focus on recent challenges aimed at “reinvigorating” antitrust enforcement agencies and institutions have called into question the economic approach to antitrust. The “Hipster Antitrust” movement represents a departure from the longstanding nonpartisan consensus that rigorous economic analysis is a key ingredient to robust competition policy – a consensus that finds its roots in Robert Bork’s, The Antitrust Paradox. This symposium will highlight the current debates in antitrust in the context of their application in merger policy, common ownership and passive investment, vertical restraints, and the goals of antitrust.

Agenda

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Registration

8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m:  Fireside Chat with Judge Ginsburg and Professor Hovenkamp

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.:  Panel 1: Merger Policy and the Consumer Welfare Standard: Time for a Change?

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.:  Panel 2: Common Ownership and Passive Investments: The Next Frontier for Section 7?

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Lunch and Panel: New Leadership at the U.S. Antitrust Agencies

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Panel 3: Revisiting Vertical Antitrust Enforcement

3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.: Panel 4: What are the Goals of Antitrust? What Should They Be?

5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: Cocktail Reception

 

Title Sponsor

FreshFields

 

 

 

Additional Sponsors

Charles River Associates

 

 

 

For information, please contact this year’s Symposium Editor, Tommy Rucker, at trucker2@gmu.edu.

 

Past Antitrust Symposia: 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 201520162017