Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
The other week I gave a keynote at an excellent conference on Competition Policy for Emerging Economies: When and How? at the University of Amsterdam's Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics. The discussion was quite good. Among the topics that a roundtable covered was whether or not it made sense to send in, as co-organizer Maarten Pieter Schinkel termed it, "a competition A-Team" to help out developing world agencies. Apparently, someone took Maarten Pieter literally as they sent him (and he forwarded to me) a photo of this Competition/Antitrust A-Team.
Update June 15, 2011: Some readers asked why my head shot was placed upon "Howling Mad Murdock". Let's discuss the options. Fred Jenny makes the most sense to be Hannibal Smith. Maarten Pieter is the best looking and so naturally he is Faceman. I cannot imagine anyone better suited than Bill Kovacic to utter the line "I pity the fool" in an antitrust context or quite possibly any other context. As for me, my slides included Viagra, bunny rabbits and a toilet seat for an antitrust presentation. I think that fits “Howling Mad”.