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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Conference: Merger Analysis in High Technology Markets

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In what includes an impressive list of speakers, Goerge Mason University law School will host a conference on Merger Analysis in High Technology Markets.

Friday,  Feb. 1, 2008
8:15AM-2:30PM

MERGER ANALYSIS IN HIGH TECHNOLOGY MARKETS HAZEL HALL
GMU LAW SCHOOL
ROOM 121

8:15 WELCOME THOMAS HAZLETT (GMU)

8:20: MORNING KEYNOTE DENNIS CARLTON (DOJ)

8:45: PANEL 1
MODERATOR: KEN HEYER (DOJ)
HOWARD SHELANSKI (UC BERKELEY) TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AND MERGER POLICY’S THIRD ERA MICHAEL BAYE (FTC) MARKET DEFINITION IN ONLINE MARKETS
RICHARD GILBERT (UC BERKELEY) SKY WARS: THE ATTEMPTED MERGER OF DISH/ DIRECTV

10:00 BREAK

10:15 PANEL 2 MODERATOR: MICHAEL VITA (FTC)
HAL SINGER (CRITERION) & ROBERT HAHN (AEI) AN ANTITRUST ANALYSIS OF GOOGLE’S PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF DOUBLECLICK
MARY COLEMAN (LECG) NICE THEORY BUT WHERE’S THE EVIDENCE?:  THE USE OF ECONOMIC EVIDENCE TO EVALUATE VERTICAL AND CONGLOMERATE MERGERS IN THE US AND EU
LUKE FROEB (VANDERBILT) MERGERS AMONG FIRMS THAT LICENSE COMMON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

11:30 BREAK

11:45 PANEL 3
MODERATOR: JONATHAN BAKER (AMERICAN U)
BRUCE ABRAMSON (CRAI) ARE “ONLINE MARKETS” REAL AND RELEVANT?
THOMAS HAZLETT (GMU) ANTITRUST IN ORBIT: SOME DYNAMICS OF HORIZONTAL MERGER ANALYSIS IN THE CASE OF XM-SIRIUS
J. GREG SIDAK (GEORGETOWN) EVALUATING MARKET POWER WITH TWO-SIDED DEMAND AND PREEMPTIVE OFFERS TO DISSIPATE MONOPOLY RENT: LESSONS FOR HIGH-TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES FROM THE PROPOSED MERGER OF XM AND SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO

1:00 LUNCH LUNCH KEYNOTE
KEVIN MURPHY (CHICAGO GSB)

2:30 ADJOURN

VENUE: The George Mason University School of Law, Hazel Hall, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201 (near the Virginia Square-GMU Metro -- Orange Line).  Admission is free, but seating is limited.  To reserve your spot, please email Drew Clark: iep.gmu@gmail.com.  Parking (at market rates) is available in the GMU Foundation Bldg., 3434 Washington Boulevard.  An Arlington campus map is found here:  http://www.gmu.edu/departments/infoservices/ArlingtonMap07.pdf.

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