Professor Beth Farmer’s research interests include U.S. and foreign antitrust and trade regulation law, issues of federalism, and comparative competition policy. She has served as a non-governmental advisor and rapporteur for the International Competition Network annual conferences in 2010 (Istanbul) and 2009 (Zurich) and is currently working the Agency Effectiveness Working Group on a chapter for the Competition Agency Practices Manual that will address agency prioritization and strategic planning, project management techniques and project evaluation. Before pursuing an academic career, she was an antitrust law enforcement attorney with the New York attorney general's office and counsel with the National Association of Attorneys General in Washington, D.C.
Professor Farmer’s recent publications focus on Chinese competition law and on the pre-merger notification guidelines, competition in the insurance sector, and an analysis of U.S. and European multi-jurisdictional competition enforcement. Professor Farmer serves on the advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute; the board of the Center for State Enforcement of Antitrust and Consumer Protection Law, and on several committees of the ABA Antitrust and International Law Sections.