Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Future of Monopoly and Monopolization

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The topic for this year's AAI Annual Conference (June 21, 2007) is The Future of Monopoly and Monopolization.  More information is available here.  The academic literature, recent cases across jurisdictions and several recent policy reviews in this area – by the AMC, EC, Canadian Competition Bureau, ICN, OECD, and FTC/DOJ – highlight the problems commonly perceived in the antitrust community in monopolization.  Yet, in all of these efforts, we lack consensus probably more than in any other area of antitrust of how to craft effective responses.

The AAI conference has a number of interesting panels that articulate a series of questions and responses from academics and practitioners who are suspicious of some of the assumptions and policy implications of Chicago School antitrust.

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