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Friday, March 26, 2010

Public and Private: Are the Boundaries in Transition?

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The American Antitrust Institute presents:

Public and Private: Are the Boundaries in Transition?
National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
June 24, 2010

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Albert A. Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute

9:00 a.m.
Keynote Address
Christine Varney, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

10:00 a.m. Public and Private: Are the Boundaries Moving? Three Challenges in Competition Policy
Standard-Setting
Christopher Sagers, Professor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Public-Private Partnerships
Michael Likosky, Senior Fellow, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University
Government-Sponsored Enterprises
Thomas Stanton, Fellow, Center for the Study of American Government, Johns Hopkins
University

11:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions

Insurance
Moderator: Lawrence Mirel, former Commissioner of Insurance, Securities and Banking for the District of Columbia
The McCarran Act Under Attack
Randy Stutz, Research Fellow, American Antitrust Institute
What is Public? What is Private? What is Federal? What is State-regulated?
Beth Farmer, Professor of Law, Penn State University
Financial Institutions
Reforming Financial Regulation to Address the Too-Big-To-Fail Problem
Arthur E. Wilmarth, Professor, The George Washington University Law School
Interchange Fees as a Public Utility
Henry Polmer, Attorney, Law Offices of Henry M. Polmer

Telecommunications
Moderator:
Jonathan Baker, Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission
Panelists:
Joseph Farrell, Director of the Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission
Phil Weiser, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Transportation
Statutory Immunities Related to Transportation
Peter Carstensen, Young-Bascom Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School
The Auto Industry Under Government Ownership
John Kwoka, Finnegan Distinguised Professor of Economics, Northeastern University

12:15 p.m. Break

12:30 p.m. Luncheon
Presentation of the 8th Annual Jerry S. Cohen Award
Presentation of the AAI Antitrust Achievement Award to Steven C. Salop
Jonathan Baker, Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission
Carl Shapiro, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

2:15 p.m. Health Care Reform and Competition

Thomas Greaney, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University School of Law
Barak D. Richman, Professor of Law, Duke Law

3:30 p.m. Energy Reform and Competition
Moderator:
Diana Moss, Vice President and Senior Fellow, American Antitrust Institute
Panelists:
Peter Fox-Penner, Principal, The Brattle Group
Susan Kelly, Vice President of Policy Analysis and General Counsel, American Public Power
Association

4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

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