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Join the Stigler Center for a conversation with Ido Baum (COLMAN), Sally Hubbard (Open Markets Institute), and Didi Lachman Messer (COLMAN) on how to possibly develop new methods for antitrust laws to identify the political power of conglomerates with economy-wide concentration. The conversation will draw from Baum and Lachman Messer’s forthcoming paper, which builds on the Israeli experience to develop a methodology for identifying economy-wide power with potentially excessive political influence. The conversation will be moderated by Stigler Center Fellow Filippo Lancieri.


Ido Baum, Associate Professor and Academic Director, Heth Center for the Research of Competition and Regulation, Haim Striks Law School, College of Management Academic Studies (COLMAN)

Sally Hubbard, Director of Enforcement Strategy, Open Markets Institute

Didi Lachman Messer, Adjunct Professor, Haim Striks Law School (COLMAN); Former Deputy Attorney General for Financial and Fiscal Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Israel

Filippo Lancieri (moderator), Research Fellow, Stigler Center; JSD Candidate, University of Chicago Law School


Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm CT

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**The Stigler Center’s 2020 Antitrust and Competition Conference is being held virtually in a series of free webinars from Spring 2020 - Winter 2021. In 2020, the webinar series explored the historical interconnection between market power and political power, discussing examples from Nazi Germany to the UnitedStatesLatin AmericaIsrael and Korea. The second half of the conference series is dedicated to discussion of the trade-offs involved in changes to antitrust policy to address this perceived connection. Topics include whether and how antitrust should be used to promote economic liberty or political liberty, and the development of new methods to assess the political power of large conglomerates. Follow our agenda here.**