This inaugural conference, co-organized by CPI and CCIA, aims to generate an open and cutting-edge debate on competition law and economics in the tech industry. Doubtless, the last decade has seen a growing thirst for innovation in many industries worldwide. Innovation certainly makes economies more dynamic and competitive, but it can pose challenges for legislative and regulatory bodies trying to keep pace with rapidly evolving businesses. This conference will address key issues affecting the tech industry in this climate of constant changes. Measuring market concentration, the consumer welfare standard, competition on/via the internet, is monopoly power rising?, are some of the topics that will be discussed by leading antitrust academics, enforcers, and private practitioners.
1:30 – 2:45 pm
COMPETITION ON/VIA THE INTERNET
Eliana GARCÉS, Principal, The Brattle Group, Washington DC
Andrei HAGIU, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Boston University Questrom School of Business
Michael MANDEL, Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute, Washington DC
Nikhil SHANBHAG, Director, Competition and Telecommunications Law, Facebook, San Francisco
Moderator: Greg IP, Chief Economics Commentator, The Wall Street Journal, New York