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The Goals of Antitrust - October 26, 2012 - George Washington University School of Law

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Jack Kirkwood, Bob Lande and Barak Orbach, with the help of Bill Kovacic have put together a really great (free with no registration needed) conference this Friday at GW.

The Goals of Antitrust

October 26, 2012

George Washington University School of Law

8:20-8:50: Continental Breakfast

8:50-9:00 Opening Remarks

9:00-10:30 First Session

Jonathan Baker, American University Washington College of Law

Pursuing Antitrust’s Goals in a Political Context

Joshua Wright, George Mason University School of Law & Douglas Ginsburg, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, NYU School of Law

The Goals of Antitrust: Why Welfare Trumps Choice

Robert Lande, University of Baltimore School of Law

A Traditional and Textualist Analysis of the Antitrust Statutes: Efficiency, Wealth Transfers, and Consumer Choice

10:45-12:15 Second Session

Roger Blair, the University of Florida Department of Economics & Daniel Sokol, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Welfare Standards in U.S. and EU Antitrust Enforcement

Dale Collins, Shearman & Sterling

The Revealed Choice of Antitrust Norms

Maurice Stucke, University of Tennessee College of Law

Should Antitrust Promote Happiness?

12:15-1:30 Lunch

Keynote Speaker: William Kovacic, George Washington University School of Law

The Lifecycle of Goals in Systems of Competition Law

1:30-3:00: Third Session

Harry First, NYU School of Law & Spencer Waller, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law

Antitrust’s Democracy Deficit

John Kirkwood, Seattle University School of Law

Protecting Consumers and Small Suppliers from Anticompetitive Conduct: The Goal With the Widest Support

Alan Meese, William & Mary Law School

Reframing the (False?) Choice Between Purchaser and Total Welfare: Removing the Blinders Imposed by the Partial Equilibrium Tradeoff Model

3:15-4:45: Fourth Session

Einer Elhauge, Harvard Law School

Ironically, Total Welfare Is Advanced Better by a Consumer Welfare Test

Barak Orbach, University of Arizona College of Law

Goals for Antitrust

Steven Salop, Georgetown University Law Center

Merger Settlement and Enforcement Strategy for Optimal Deterrence and Maximum Welfare

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