The American Antitrust Institute hosted its 17th Annual Conference "Living with Market Concentration? New Perspectives on Merger Policy" on Thursday, June 16, 2016. The plenary panels and breakout sessions focused on merger enforcement against a backdrop made more complex by the wave of recent consolidation, growing evidence on the effects of previous consolidation, and challenges posed by merger remedies.
The conference highlighted several major and frontier issues in merger enforcement. Northeastern University Professor John Kwoka discussed the growing challenge of merger remedies from his latest book Mergers, Merger Control, and Remedies (MIT Press). Penn State Law Professor Beth Farmer moderated the afternoon plenary panel on mergers with international dimensions. Breakout sessions focused on critical, evolving, and innovative issues, such as the role of economics in antitrust analysis, defining markets around customers and channels, competitive effects and bargaining power, private merger litigation, and broadening the lens on merger review. View the agenda and conference materials here.
Bill Baer, the Acting Associate Attorney General of the Department of Justice, delivered the keynote address at the conference luncheon.
Jonathan W. Cuneo received the AAI’s Alfred E. Kahn Award for Antitrust Achievement.
Jonathan B. Baker was awarded the Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship for his article “Taking the Error Out of ‘Error Cost’ Analysis: What's Wrong with Antitrust's Right,” 80 Antitrust L.J. 1 (2015).
This program was made possible by support from our 2016 Sponsors.