Jun 1 2017

Law, Competition, & Markets: Do antitrust laws enhance competition and lead to more efficient markets?

2:00pm
Columbia Global Centers | Paris, 4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris, France
Past Event

Overview

Law, Competition, & Markets: Do antitrust laws enhance competition and lead to more efficient markets?

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Bruno Lasserre, Conseil d’État

The conference is open to alumni and invited guests only.

Over the past three decades, antitrust laws have proliferated across the globe. International institutions and governments have promoted antitrust policy as an important regulatory tool to enhance competitiveness and market performance. At the same time, we have scant empirical evidence on whether these policies actually work. Do they foster market competition, with the ensuing benefits of greater efficiency, economic prosperity and innovation? In other words, is the adoption of these antitrust laws good public policy and an efficient use of scarce public resources? This conference gathers antitrust academics, practitioners, government officials, and policy makers for a set of high-level conversations that seek to answer this key policy question—to the benefit of national governments, international institutions and private market actors alike.

Sponsored by the Columbia Global Policy Initiative.

Agenda

Thursday, June 1

2:30pm – 3:00pm Coffee and registration
3:00pm – 3:15pm Welcome
  • Anu Bradford, Columbia Law School
  • Sharyn O’Halloran, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
3:15pm – 4:45pm Antitrust, Inequality and Inclusive Growth
  • Paul Nihoul, General Court of the EU
  • Fabienne Ilzkovitz, European Commission
  • Sean Ennis, OECD
  • Katerina Linos, Berkeley University (Discussant)
4:45pm – 5:45pm Roundtable: How EU’s Dominance Investigations are Shaping the Markets in Europe: The Intel Case and Beyond
  • Fiona Scott Morton, Yale University
  • Jim Venit, Dentons
  • Marieke Scholz, European Commission
  • Damien Geradin, Tilburg University
6:00pm – 6:30pm Keynote Address
  • Bruno Lasserre, Conseil d’État

Open to alumni and invited guests

6:30pm – 8:00pm Reception

Open to alumni and invited guests


Friday, June 2

9:00am – 9:30am Coffee
9:30am – 11:00am The Effects of Merger Control on Market Competition
  • Nicholas Levy, Cleary Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
  • Adriaan Dierx, European Commission
  • Anu Bradford, Columbia Law School
11:15am – 12:30pm Cartel Enforcement: The Market Impact of Leniency Programs and Public Attitudes towards Cartel Enforcement
  • Kai-Uwe Kühn, University of East Anglia
  • Andreas Stephan, University of East Anglia
  • Suzanne Kingston, University College Dublin (Discussant)
12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch Address: The Impact of Brexit on European and UK Competition Policy
  • Fireside chat with Philip Marsden, UK Competition and Markets Authority
  • Facilitated by Okeoghene Odudu, Cambridge University
2:00pm – 2:30pm The Proliferation of Antitrust Laws around the World: Explaining the Patterns
  • Christopher Megaw ’14, WilmerHale
  • Nathaniel Sokol ’16
  • Alexander Weaver ’16, Linklaters
2:30pm – 4:00pm Antitrust, Innovation and Trade Liberalization
  • Sharyn O’Halloran and Tom Groll, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
  • Adam Chilton, University of Chicago
  • Cristiana Vitale, OECD (Discussant)
4:00pm Closing Coffee