Monday, September 14, 2009
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association
Presents a Brown Bag Panel Discussion with
Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
12:00 to 1:30 PM EDT
Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics, Joseph Farrell is Professor
of Economics and an Affiliated Professor in the Haas School of Business
at the University of California, Berkeley. His research has centered on
competition policy, compatibility standards, and innovation. Professor
Farrell has previous experience putting economic theory into practice
in the government, having served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General
for Economics at the Antitrust Division in 2000 and 2001. He was also
Chief Economist at the Federal Communications Commission in the
mid-1990s. Professor Farrell has published extensively on competition
policy. In particular, he has co-authored several papers with
Professor Carl Shapiro, who was recently appointed the Chief Economist
at the Antitrust Division. Their papers include “Antitrust Evaluation
of Horizontal Mergers: An Economic Alternative to Market Definition.”
In the first part of the program, Professor Farrell and our panelists
will discuss his views on antitrust enforcement and his plans for the
Bureau of Economics, and he will answer questions from the audience.
Dial-in access will also be available.
Bruce R. Snapp, Micra, Inc.
Panelists: David A. Argue, Corporate Vice President, Economists Incorporated
Thomas J. Lang, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Lynda K. Marshall, Partner, Hogan & Hartson LLP
American Bar Association
740 15th Street, N.W. (John Marshall Conference Room, 9th floor)
Washington, DC 20005
Register now by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to Laura Burns at 202-467-2500. Please indicate whether you plan to attend in person or to dial-in. We will distribute the call-in number by e-mail to all registrants in advance. There is no charge.
The Section will post a downloadable recording of this program in MP3 format in the Members-Only area of its website, http://www.abanet.org/antitrust/at-bb/bb-audio.shtml.