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Prediction and Antitrust: An Invitational Symposium - June 23, 2010

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The American Antitrust Institute presents:

Prediction and Antitrust: An Invitational Symposium
National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
June 23, 2010

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Albert A. Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute
9:00 a.m.
Overview of Importance of Prediction in Antitrust
Planning, Investigation, Litigation, Remediation
Albert A. Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute
The Role of Prediction in Merger Analysis
John B. Kirkwood, Associate Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law
The Merger Guidelines and Uncertainty
Howard Shelanski, Deputy Director, Bureau of Competition , Federal Trade Commission
10:00 a.m. The Tools of Prediction Used by Corporations
What is Taught in the Business Schools
TBD
What Services are Supplied to Large Corporations by Prediction Consultants
Justin Miller, Corporate Counsel, E.I. DuPont de Nemours
Beyond Forecasting: Scenario Planning as a Tool for Managing Uncertainty
Scott Snyder, President and CEO, Decision Strategies International Prediction Markets and Other Tools
Michael Abramowicz, Associate Professor of Law, George Washington University; Author of Predictocracy
12:30 p.m. Luncheon: Prediction the Present with Google Trends
Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google; Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley
2:15 p.m. How Can Prediction Be Enhanced in the Context of Antitrust? Experimentation and Regulation
Hanno Kaiser, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Predicting Fines
John M. Connor, Professor of Industrial Economics, Purdue University
3:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussion
Moderators:
Albert A. Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute
Gregory T. Gundlach, Professor, University of North Florida Coggin College of Business
4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

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