Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
THE REGULATION OF INNOVATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
Friday, May 4, 2007
9 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
George Mason University School of Law
The George Mason University School of Law and Microsoft Corporation announce the first in an annual series of conferences on The Law and Economics of Innovation. The series will bring together leading academics to present and discuss new scholarship touching on diverse aspects of a key question affecting the technology industry and the process of innovation. Each conference will conclude with a roundtable discussion among top technology industry representatives and regulators to begin to assess the concrete implications of the scholarship for the development of innovative industries.
The inaugural conference in the series, to be held on Friday, May 4th at George Mason University School of Law, will address the complex problem of regulation and how regulation fosters or impedes economic growth through innovation: How should a jurisdiction, particularly an emerging or developing economy, approach its IP or its antitrust regime if it seeks to maximize economic growth to optimize the role of innovation in growth?
Registration is free of charge but space is limited. To register, click here.
8:30am Registration & Welcome Coffee
9:00am Welcome Remarks
9:15am Keynote Address: Robert D. Cooter, University of California at Berkeley School of Law
9:45am Panel 1: Some Economics of Innovation
- Marco Iansiti, Harvard Business School
- Stan J. Liebowitz, University of Texas/Dallas School of Management
- Stephen E. Margolis, North Carolina State College of Management
- Moderated by Bruce H. Kobayashi, George Mason School of Law
11:00am Panel 2: Regulatory Reform
- Howard A. Shelanski, University of California at Berkeley School of Law
- Douglas G. Lichtman, University of Chicago Law School
- Moderated by Randal Picker, University of Chicago Law School
12:00pm Lunch in the Atrium
1:00pm Panel 3: Antitrust, Innovation and Economic Growth
- Daniel F. Spulber, Kellogg School of Management
- Keith N. Hylton, Boston University School of Law
- Joshua D. Wright, George Mason School of Law
- Moderated by Jonathan B. Baker, American University Washington College of Law
2:45pm Industry/Regulator Roundtable Discussion
- Gerald F. Masoudi, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, Antitrust
- David A. Heiner, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Antitrust Group, Microsoft
- Others TBD
- Moderated by Ronald A. Cass, Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Law
4:00pm Closing Reception