About the conference

This inaugural conference, co-organized by Competition Policy International (CPI) and Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), aims to generate an open and cutting-edge debate on competition law and economics in the tech industry.

The last decade has seen a growing thirst for innovation in many industries worldwide. Innovation certainly makes economies more dynamic and competitive, but it can pose challenges for legislative and regulatory bodies trying to keep pace with rapidly evolving businesses.

This conference will address key issues affecting the tech industry in the climate of constant changes. Measuring market concentration, the consumer welfare standard, competition on/via the internet, is monopoly power rising?, are some of the topics that will be discussed by leading antitrust academics, enforcers, and private practitioners.

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Einer R. ELHAUGE, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Cambridge

MEASURING MARKET CONCENTRATION

Bruce H. KOBAYASHI Director, Bureau of Economics, US FTC, Washington DC
Henri PIFFAUT, Adviser to the Deputy Director General for Mergers, European Commission, Brussels


Nancy ROSE, Professor of Applied Economics, MIT, Cambridge


Lawrence WHITE, Professor, NYU Stern Business School, New York


Moderator: Martin GAYNOR, Professor, Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College, Pittsburgh

THE CONSUMER WELFARE STANDARD

Rob ATKINSON, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Washington DC


Jonathan B. BAKER, Research Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington DC


Harry FIRST, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law


Diana MOSS, President, American Antitrust Institute, Washington DC


Moderator: Einer R. ELHAUGE, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Cambridge

COMPETITION ON/VIA THE INTERNET

Eliana GARCÉS, Principal, The Brattle Group, Washington DC


Andrei HAGIU, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Boston University Questrom School of Business


Michael MANDEL, Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute, Washington DC


Nikhil SHANBHAG, Director, Competition and Telecommunications Law, Facebook, San Francisco


Moderator: Greg IP, Chief Economics Commentator, The Wall Street Journal, New York

IS MONOPOLY POWER RISING?

James BESSEN, Executive Director, Technology & Policy Research Initiative; Director and Founder, Research on Innovation, Boston University School of Law


Esteban ROSSI-HANSBERG, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University


Marc S. RYSMAN, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics Boston University


Hal VARIAN, Emeritus Professor of Business, Economics, and Information Management, University of California, Berkeley; Chief Economist, Google


Moderator: David S. EVANS, Chairman, Global Economics Group; Founder & CEO, CPI, Boston

ENFORCERS ROUNDTABLE: WHAT'S UNDER THE RADAR?

Joaquín ALMUNIA, Chairman, Centre for European Policy Studies CEPS; Former Commissioner for Competition, EC, Brussels


Bill BAER, Partner, Arnold & Porter; Former AAG, US DOJ, Washington DC


William E. KOVACIC, Director, The GWU Competition Law Center, Washington DC, Former Chairman, US FTC, Washington DC


Jon LEIBOWITZ, Partner, Davis Polk; Former Chairman, US FTC, Washington DC


Moderator: Susan A. CREIGHTON, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC

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Meet the Speakers

Joaquin Almunia

  • Chairman, Centre for European Policy Studies
  • Robert D. Atkinson

  • President, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
  • Bill Baer

  • Acting Associate Attorney General, Department of Justice
  • Jonathan B. Baker

  • Research Professor of Law, Washington College of Law at the American University
  • James Bessen

  • Executive Director of the Technology & Policy Research Initiative, Boston University School of Law
  • Edward J. Black

  • President & CEO, CCIA
  • Susan A. Creighton

  • Partner, Antitrust practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
  • Einer R. Elhauge

  • Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • David S. Evans

  • Chairman, Global Economics Group
  • Harry First

  • Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Eliana Garcés

  • Principal, The Brattle Group
  • Martin Gaynor

  • Professor Of Economics And Public Policy, E.J. Barone University
  • Andrei Hagiu

  • Associate Professor, Questrom School of Business, Boston University

  • Greg Ip

  • Chief Economics Commentator, The Wall Street Journal
  • Bruce H. Kobayashi

  • Director, Bureau of Economics, US Federal Trade Commission
  • William E. Kovacic

  • Director, The GWU Competition Law Center
  • Jon Leibowitz

  • Partner, David Polk
  • Michael Mandel

  • Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute
  • Diana L. Moss

  • President, American Antitrust Institute
  • Henri Piffaut

  • Head of Unit, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission (Brussels)
  • Nancy L. Rose

  • Professor of Applied Economics and Department Head, MIT Economics Department
  • Esteban ROSSI-HANSBERG

  • Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
  • Marc S. Rysman

  • Professor of Economics, Boston University
  • Richard L. Schmalensee

  • Former Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research
  • Nikhil Shanbhag

  • Director, Competition and Regulatory Law at Facebook 
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    Hal R. Varian

  • Professor of Business, Economics, and Information Management, University of California, Berkeley
  • Lawrence J. White

  • Professor, NYU Stern Business School
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