October 22 Conference to Present Four Studies on Innovation and Antitrust Policy
Contact: Amy Smorodin
September 27, 2010 – Antitrust enforcement in technology industries is complex, in part because the sector is characterized by more or less continuous innovation. The global nature of the sector, combined with oversight by multiple enforcement agencies, also presents its own unique issues for antitrust policy. Given these complexities, how can antitrust policy be formulated to promote innovation in these dynamic sectors?
Please join the Technology Policy Institute for a half-day event on antitrust policy in the technology sector on October 22 at the Ronald Reagan Building. The event is part of the TPI project “Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Information and Communications Technology: Antitrust and the Dynamics of Competition in ‘New Economy’ Industries.” Academic experts will discuss their papers prepared for the project on such topics as recent enforcement actions, vertical integration, and antitrust implications for cloud computing.
The authors scheduled to present are:
Robert Crandall (Brookings Institution) and Charles Jackson (Independent Consultant) on the three major technology antitrust cases of the post-WW II period-AT&T, IBM, and Microsoft
Bruce Owen (Stanford) on vertical integration in “New Economy” industries
Joshua Wright (George Mason University Law School) on the economics of the Intel case
Christopher Yoo (University of Pennsylvania Law School) on architectural and policy implications of cloud computing
The half-day conference will be held October 22 in the Polaris Suite at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington DC. Registration will start at 8:30am and the program will begin at 9 am. More details will be announced in upcoming weeks.
The Technology Policy Institute
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