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American Antitrust Institute 12th annual national conference "International Economics for Antitrusters: Learning from Two Decades of Deep Globalization" June 23, 2011

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On June 23, the American Antitrust Institute will host its 12th annual national conference "International Economics for Antitrusters: Learning from Two Decades of Deep Globalization."

 

The day will begin by discussing the concept of deep globalization (relying on  David Gerber's excellent new book, Global Competition) and will examine how  the economic world has changed since the fall of the USSR.  Later sessions will focus on some of the implications of deep globalization for antitrust.

 

Panels will feature thought leaders and top practioners from the U.S. and Europe to provide the latest in thinking about subjects ranging from  international cartels to privatization to the role of competition advocacy during financial crisis.  The keynote address will be delivered by former EC  Commissioner for Competition Policy Mario Monti when he is presented AAI's Alfred E. Kahn Award for Antitrust Achievement. 

 

Held at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., the annual conference is  attended by leaders of the antitrust community including academics, lawyers, economists and agency and Capitol Hill staff. Tuition for this program is $500 with a discounted rate of $120 for government employees, educators, public interest advocates and students. The full day of presentations and panel discussions are outlined in the agenda below.


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AGENDA

 

9:00 am Welcome and Overview

Albert A. Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute

 

9:30 am The Concept of Deep Globalization

Frédéric Jenny, Judge, Supreme Court of France; Chairman, OECD Competition Law and Policy Committee; Professor of Economics, ESSEC Business School

Clyde Prestowitz, President, Economic Strategy Institute; Author of The Betrayal of American Prosperity

Martha L. Rees, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, DuPont

 

10:30 am Antitrust Challenges of Deep Globalization

Rachel Brandenburger, Special Advisor, International, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Eleanor Fox, Professor of Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law

Niels Petersen, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

 

11:30 am Breakout Sessions  

 

International Cartels

John M. Connor, Professor of Industrial Economics, Purdue University

Donald Klawiter, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Robert H. Lande, Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law

 

The Disconnect Between Economic Realities and Global Institutions

Thomas McCoy, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Paul Nihoul, Professor of Law at the University of Louvain (Belgium); Jean Monnet Fulbright Scholar, American University Washington College of Law

Eleanor Fox

 

12:30 pm Luncheon

Presentation of Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship

 

Presentation of AAI's Alfred Kahn Award for Antitrust Achievement to Mario Monti

 

Keynote Address: Mario Monti, President, Bocconi University; former European Commissioner for Competition

 

2:30 pm Breakout Sessions

 

State-Owned and Recently Privatized Enterprises

Russell Pittman, Economist, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Douglas Rosenthal, Partner, Constantine|Cannon; former head of the U.S.DOJ Foreign Commerce Section

Audrey Winter, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, China Affairs

 

Competition Policy Amidst Financial Crisis

Simon Johnson, Professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT; Author of 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and The Next Financial Meltdown

Ioannis Kokkoris, University of Reading (U.K.), co-author of Antitrust Amidst Financial Crisis

 

4:00  Networking Reception

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