Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Antitrust and the Dynamics of Competition in High-Tech Industries

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Antitrust enforcement in technology industries is complex, in part because the sector is characterized by continuous innovation.  How can antitrust policy be formulated to prevent abuses yet not stifle innovation in these dynamic sectors?  Please join the Technology Policy Institute on October 22 for "Antitrust and the Dynamics of Competition in High-Tech Industries," where experts will discuss and critique four papers examining antitrust issues of concern for the technology and communications sectors.  The papers were prepared as part of the TPI project "Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Information and Communications Technology: Antitrust and the Dynamics of Competition in 'New Economy' Industries."


The authors scheduled to present are:


Robert Crandall, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution


Charles Jackson, Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering, George Washington University

Antitrust in High-Tech Industries: The Three Major Recent Monopolization Cases


Bruce Owen, Director, Public Policy Program, Stanford University and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Antitrust and Vertical Integration in "New Economy" Industries


Joshua Wright, Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University Law School

Does Antitrust Enforcement in High Tech Markets Benefit Consumers? Stock Price Evidence from FTC v. Intel


Christopher Yoo, Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer and Information Science and Director, Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Cloud Computing:  Architectural and Policy Implications


Scheduled to discuss the papers are:


Tim Brennan, Professor, Public Policy and Economics University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future


Joseph Farrell, Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission


Michael Salinger, Professor/Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Markets, Public Policy and Law, Boston University School of Management


Carl Shapiro, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics, U.S. Department of Justice


The conference will be held October 22, 8:30 to 12:00 in the Polaris Suite at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington DC.  Registration can be performed and the TPI website and questions should be directed to Ashley Creel at  Members of the press should contact Amy Smorodin at



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