Antitrust Policy in the 21st Century: Is There a Need for Reform? – Session 1

Below we have provided the full text transcript from the first panel of our recent roundtable discussions, Antitrust Policy in the 21st Century: Is There a Need for Reform?, from June 26.

Randall Picker Speaker

Randal PICKER:

Hi, I’m Randy Picker. I’m really excited to be here to try this experimental format. With CPI, we’ve put together these antitrust policy roundtables. We’re going to do them for a few weeks, and see where we are. As you know, the house subcommittee is doing an investigation of digital marketplaces, and a bunch of people were asked to write statements. Those statements have really created really interesting record. The point of this series is just to look at some of those statements, and bring the authors of those statements in, so that’s great.

We’ve got two people here today who fall into that category, Herb Hovenkamp and Sharis Pozen. They’re going to give statements here in just a second. We’re going to have a conversation. It’s a small group, so we ought to be able to have a fairly intimate lively conversation. We’re also recording this, because we want to participate in the larger conversation that’s taking place about these issues today.

I’m not going to do introductions. You’ve got devices. You have a list of people. You can Google. I think we’ll get going. I think Sharis Pozen is up. Sharis?

Sharis Pozen Speaker

Sharis POZEN:

Thank you. Thank you, and what a esteemed group to be a part of. It’s thrilling. As you said, the House did ask some of us questions, and some o

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