Buyer Power Invitational Symposium

Jun 20

Buyer Power Invitational Symposium

Date: June 20, 2007
Location: National Press Club, Washington DC

AAI's multidisciplinary invitational symposium will focus on new thinking surrounding buying power. How should buying power be identified and characterized? Under what circumstances should this power be restrained by antitrust intervention? Does the antitrust community need to re-think its current reluctance to question what happens in vertical relationships? We will hear presentations from eminent legal, economic, and marketing experts who will be followed by a two-hour facilitated discussion. The papers were published by The Antitrust Bulletin for the fourth consecutive year.

Zhiqi Chen on Defining Buyer Power
Robert Taylor on The Economics of Buyer Power
Paul Dobson on Buyer on Power in the UK Grocery Market
John Nevin on A Marketing Perspective on Buyer Power
Robert Lusch on An Introduction to S-D Logic
Barry Lynn on Buyer Power in the Evolving Global Supply Chain
Robert Taylor on Buyer Power in Pickett v. Tyson


PROGRAM::

8:45-9:30 a.m.
Welcome
Gregory Gundlach, University of North Florida and AAI Senior Fellow

Overview
Mr. Magoo Visits Wal-Mart
Albert Foer, President, AAI

9:20-10:20 a.m.
Defining Buyer Power
Zhiqi Chen, Professor, Department of Economics, Carleton University and Co-Editor, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy

The Economics of Buyer Power
Robert Taylor, Professor, Department of Economics, Auburn University

The Equivalence of Horizontal and Vertical Competition
Robert Steiner, Economist, AAI Senior Fellow

10:35-12:15 p.m.
Buyer Power in the U.K. Groceries Market
Paul W. Dobson, Chair of Competition Economics, The Business School, Loughborough University, U.K.

A Marketing Perspective on Buyer Power
John R. Nevin, Grainger Wisconsin Distinguished Professor and Executive Director, Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management and Executive Director, Center for Brand and Product Management, University of Wisconsin

Buyer Power Implications of the Emerging Service Dominant Logic in Marketing
Robert Lusch, Department Head and Lisle & Roslyn Payne Professor of Marketing and Kelli Gutierrez, Doctoral Candidate, Eller College of Management, University of Arizona

12:15-1:30 p.m.  LUNCHEON
Introduction
Robert Skitol, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, and AAI Director

Buyer Power in the Evolving Global Supply Chain
Barry C. Lynn, New America Foundation; Author of End of the Line

1:35-3:00 p.m.
Buyer Power Discrimination
Peter Carstensen, Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School and AAI Advisory Board

Buyer Power in Tyson v. Pickett
Robert Taylor, Professor, Department of Economics, Auburn University

What Happened in the Weyerhauser Case
Michael Haglund, Haglund Kelley Horngren Jones & Wilder, and Counsel to Ross-Simmons

The Implications of Weyerhaeuser
John Kirkwood, Professor, University of Seattle Law School

3:00-5:00 p.m.
Facilitated Discussion lead by Greg Gundlach and Albert Foer
The discussion will be summarized by a rapporteur, Prof. Warren Grimes of Southwestern Law School. All speakers and audience may participate, but those who make interventions will not be identified unless they were speakers responding to questions.