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The American Antitrust Institute welcomes to its Advisory Board Caroline Holland, a Tech Policy Fellow at the Mozilla Foundation, and welcomes back Anant Raut, a Visiting Fellow at Public Knowledge.

Senator Amy Klobuchar, the Ranking Member on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, will deliver the keynote address at AAI's 11th annual Private Antitrust Enforcement Conference on Tuesday, November 7th. 

Today, AAI President Diana Moss joined House Judiciary Committee Democrats and the Congressional Progressive Caucus for a briefing on the effects of concentrated economic power on the economy and working Americans.

On December 7th, the American Antitrust Institute will host its third annual Airline Roundtable. Experts in antitrust and regulation from government, industry, advocacy, and academia will discuss major competition issues facing the airline industry and consumers of air travel. Recent antitrust and regulatory events in the airline industry make this an especially timely program, including: developments in opening domestic aviation markets to international competition; market entry issues surrounding airport infrastructure and access; and public and private enforcement regarding potentially anticompetitive agreements. 

Today AAI, FWW, and NFU sent a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the proposed merger of Monsanto and Bayer. The joint letter is an addendum to a letter submitted by the three organizations on July 26th. It discusses the merger’s potential to enhance the ability and incentive for Monsanto and Bayer to integrate traits, seeds, and chemicals into proprietary systems or platforms that are closed to competition. The companies’ combined digital farming capabilities will likely facilitate such integration. Together with strengthened incentives for the appropriation and strategic competitive use of vast stores of farm data, these merger- related concerns have potentially adverse implications for competition, farmers, and consumers.