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Event – Online Search, Antitrust and Google: In Search of a Pro-Consumer Policy

Event – Online Search, Antitrust and Google: In Search of a Pro-Consumer Policy

September 16th Event to Explore Antitrust Issue and Remedies

Contact: Amy Smorodin
(202) 828-4405

August 25, 2011 – Tech companies that become dominant inevitably come into the antitrust cross-hairs. Google is the latest example and is now the subject of investigations in both the U.S. and Europe over allegations it has abused its dominant position in online search and other businesses. At “Online Search, Antitrust and Google: In Search of a Pro-Consumer Policy,” hosted by the Technology Policy Institute, a distinguished group of experts will discuss the complex issues the antitrust agencies must address in their review of Google. Topics will include market definition, market power, existence and effects of “search bias”, the availability of effective remedies, and, ultimately, what is in the consumer’s best interest.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Oren Bracha, Howrey LLP and Arnold, White and Durkee Centennial Professor, University of Texas Law School
  • Eric K Clemons, Professor, Information Strategy and Economics Group, Operations and Information Management, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Michael Katz, Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership and Director, Institute for Business Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
  • Geoffrey Manne, Founder, International Center for Law & Economics and Lecturer in Law, Lewis and Clark Law School
  • Randal C. Picker, Paul H. and Theo Leffman Professor of Commercial Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Thomas M. Lenard, President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute (moderator)

Online Search, Antitrust and Google: In Search of a Pro-Consumer Policy,” will be held September 16, 12:00pm to 2:00pm in Room 2168 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Registration can be performed at the TPI website and questions should be directed to Ashley Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press should contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected].

The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a non-profit research and educational organization that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. More information is available at https://techpolicyinstitute.org/.

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