Aspen Forum Panel: Antitrust and Internet Competition

Aspen Forum Panel: Antitrust and Internet Competition

Contact: Amy Smorodin
(202) 828-4405

August 7, 2012 – As the Internet has grown, antitrust enforcement in the internet sector has become a priority in both the United States and Europe. In order to best serve consumers’ interests, antitrust policy in this dynamic sector needs to be based on an accurate understanding of how the competitive process works. Participants in the panel “Internet Competition: Implications for Antitrust” at the Technology Policy Institute’s 2012 Aspen Forum will discuss this issue generally and assess the record of antitrust enforcement against high tech and internet-based companies. Online registration for the Aspen Forum can be performed on the TPI website.

The session will be moderated by Thomas Lenard, President and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute. Participants include:

Susan Athey, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University and Visiting Researcher, Microsoft Research New England

Tim Bresnahan, Landau Professor in Technology and the Economy, Stanford University, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics, Antitrust Division

Carlos Kirjner, Vice President and Senior Analyst, Internet, Alliance Bernstein

William Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy; Professor of Law; Director, Competition Law Center, George Washington University, former Chairman, Federal Trade Commission

Edith Ramirez, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google

Click here for the complete Aspen Forum agenda.

For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can 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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