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

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Economic Doctrines and Approaches to Antitrust

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

Economic Doctrines and Approaches to Antitrust
There is considerable disagreement on optimal antitrust policy both within the United States and between the United States and other nations. These fundamental disagreements over the right approach to competition don't stem principally from politics, rather they stem from doctrine---- the overarching view of antitrust held by regulators and other policymakers. In a new report, ITIF examines the four principle antitrust doctrines, how they influence approaches to and positions on particular antitrust issues (e.g., monopoly, collusion, pricing, and mergers), and how the field of antitrust can move forward to better cope with the challenges of the 21st century, innovation-based global economy.
Please join ITIF for the release of a new report on the role of economic thinking in antitrust.

Date & Time:
Friday, January 28, 2011
9:00 - 10:30 AM (add to calendar)

Jenner & Block
1099 New York Avenue NW, Suite 900
Washington,DC 20001-4412 (map)

Robert Atkinson
President and Founder, Information Technology and Information Foundation

David Audretsch
Distinguished Professor, Indiana University

Seth Bloom
General Counsel, Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, Staff of Senator Kohl, Chairman

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

Janet L. McDavid
Partner, Hogan Lovells
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