2022 Antitrust and Competition Conference - Antitrust: What's Next?
April 21-22, 2022
Gleacher Center - Chicago
- April 21, 2022
About the Conference
In 2017, the Stigler Center embarked on an ambitious project to reinvigorate the discussion of concentration and monopoly in the United States, culminating in the conference Is There a Concentration Problem in America? In 2018, the Center again brought together scholars and experts to consider digital platforms specifically. From the 2018 conference on Digital Platforms and Concentration a consensus emerged that the issues raised by these platforms must be addressed, and—to provide independent expertise on potential policy responses—the Center formed a Committee for the Study of Digital Platforms and organized its 2019 conference on Digital Platforms, Markets and Democracy: A Path Forward. The pandemic forced us to move online, so between 2020 and 2021 we hosted a Virtual Conference Webinar Series on the interconnection between market and political power called Monopolies and Politics.
Antitrust policy has reached what appears to be an inflection point—both in academia and in policy-making—that may lead to once in a generation changes in its scope and intensity. The goal of our 2022 Conference Antitrust: What’s Next? is to take stock of the ongoing debates, understand the strengths and weaknesses of the different antitrust-reform camps, and discuss and inform the future of competition policy in the United States and abroad.
On April 21st and 22nd, the Stigler Center will host a series of discussions on frontier topics such as the future of the consumer welfare standard, antitrust enforcement in labor markets and in digital markets, the connection between market power and freedom of speech, and how to ensure that academics working in antitrust remain independent from special interest influence.
This conference is by invitation only.
The conference was funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
subject to change; all times listed are Chicago/Central time
|APRIL 21, 2022|
|8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. CT||Breakfast|
|8:15 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. CT||
Welcome Remarks | Ka Yee C. Lee, Provost, University of Chicago
|8:20 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. CT||
Opening Remarks | Filippo Lancieri, University of Chicago/ETH Zurich
|8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. CT||
Antitrust: What Has Changed in the Last 5 Years?
|10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. CT||Break|
|10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CT||
De-Biasing Academic Research
|11:45 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. CT||Break|
|12:10 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. CT|
|1:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CT||Break|
|1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CT||
Data: Sharing While Protecting?
|3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. CT||Break|
|3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. CT||
Has Antitrust Failed Workers?
|4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. CT||Break|
|5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. CT||Reception|
|6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CT|
|APRIL 22, 2022|
|8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. CT||Breakfast|
|8:10 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. CT||
Breakfast Chat | From Theory to Practice: Academics in Government
|8:40 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. CT||Break|
|8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. CT||
What is the Future of the Consumer Welfare Standard?
|10:15 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. CT||Break|
|10:25 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. CT||
Big Tech and Freedom of Speech
|11:55 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. CT||Break|
|12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. CT|
|1:20 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. CT||
|1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. CT||
Big Tech – Opportunities & Remedies: The Google Case
|3:15 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. CT||Break|
|3:25 p.m. - 4:55 p.m. CT||
Big Tech – Opportunities & Remedies: The Facebook Case
|4:55 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT||
Closing Remarks | Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago
- Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance & Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
- Guy Rolnik, Clinical Professor of Strategic Management, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
- Filippo Lancieri, Post-Doctoral Fellow, ETH Zurich Center for Law and Economics; Research Fellow, Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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For more information, contact:
Rachel Piontek, Senior Associate Director, Stigler Center