Restoring Competition in the United States: A Vision of Antitrust Enforcement for the Next Decade

When: November 19, 2020 1:00PM - 4:10PM

Where: Event is virtual and will not be held in person, The Washington Center for Equitable Growth, 1156 15th St NW, Washington, DC, USA

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth invites you to a virtual conference on November 19 to discuss the release of Equitable Growth’s antitrust transition report that day.

An emerging bipartisan consensus warns that antitrust enforcement has failed to protect the competitiveness of the U.S. economy, as underscored by the October 2020 House Judiciary Committee’s report, “Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets.” Federal antitrust enforcers in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission have been criticized for being too lax, and courts have been criticized for incorrectly limiting the reach of the antitrust laws. Equitable Growth’s upcoming transition report is the work of a committee of academics, legal experts, and former government officials who assessed the antitrust landscape and provide their recommendations for the next administration’s antitrust enforcement priorities to correct these failures.

This webinar consists of a series of panels discussing these recommendations for improving antitrust enforcement. The panels will cover a broad range of issues, from political leadership at the agencies to case selection and the need for legislation. This conference will feature the following authors of the transition report and commentators:

Agenda

1:00 p.m.: Introduction and Opening Remarks:

  • Heather Boushey, Washington Center for Equitable Growth

1:25 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Panel #1: How the Antitrust Agencies Can Optimize Deterrence

  • Bill Baer (moderator), Brookings Institution (on leave)
  • Nancy Rose, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Jonathan B. Baker, American University
  • Michael Kades, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
  • Daniel Crane, University of Michigan
  • Marc Lanoue, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee (Detailed from Federal Trade Commission)

2:50 p.m. – 4:10 p.m: Panel #2: Promoting Competition as a Federal and Congressional Priority

  • Carl Shaprio (moderator), University of California, Berkeley
  • Tim Wu, Columbia University
  • Fiona Scott Morton, Yale University
  • Michael Kades, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
  • Ganesh Sitaraman, Vanderbilt University
  • Josh Soven, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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Restoring Competition in the United States: A vision for antitrust enforcement for the next administration and Congress

Equitable Growth releases policy agenda for U.S. antitrust enforcement

Location

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth, 1156 15th St NW, Washington, DC, USA

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