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October 22 Event: Antitrust and the Dynamics of Competition in High-Tech Industries

October 22 Event: Antitrust and the Dynamics of Competition in High-Tech Industries

Chief Economists from FTC and DOJ to Participate

Contact: Amy Smorodin
(202) 828-4405

October 6, 2010 – Antitrust enforcement in technology industries is complex, in part because the sector is characterized by continuous innovation. How can antitrust policy be formulated to prevent abuses yet not stifle innovation in these dynamic sectors? Please join the Technology Policy Institute on October 22 for “Antitrust and the Dynamics of Competition in High-Tech Industries,” where experts will discuss and critique four papers examining antitrust issues of concern for the technology and communications sectors. The papers were prepared as part of the TPI project “Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Information and Communications Technology: Antitrust and the Dynamics of Competition in ‘New Economy’ Industries.”

The authors scheduled to present are:

Robert Crandall, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution

Charles Jackson
, Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering, George Washington University
Antitrust in High-Tech Industries: The Three Major Recent Monopolization Cases

Bruce Owen, Director, Public Policy Program, Stanford University and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Antitrust and Vertical Integration in “New Economy” Industries

Joshua Wright, Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University Law School
Does Antitrust Enforcement in High Tech Markets Benefit Consumers? Stock Price Evidence from FTC v. Intel

Christopher Yoo, Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer and Information Science and Director, Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Cloud Computing: Architectural and Policy Implications

Scheduled to discuss the papers are:

Tim Brennan, Professor, Public Policy and Economics University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future

Joseph Farrell, Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission

Michael Salinger, Professor/Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Markets, Public Policy and Law, Boston University School of Management

Carl Shapiro, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics, U.S. Department of Justice

The conference will be held October 22, 8:30 to 12:00 in the Polaris Suite at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington DC. Registration can be performed and 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 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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