Prediction and Antitrust Invitational Symposium

Jun 23

Prediction and Antitrust Invitational Symposium

Date: June 23, 2010
Location: National Press Club, Washington DC

The American Antitrust Institute hosted an invitational symposium on June 23 in Washington, D.C. to discuss the role of prediction in antitrust and the possible relevance to antitrust of various forecasting methodologies used in the corporate world.
 
Download the conference materials and audio files below.
  AGENDA Overview of Importance of Prediction in Antitrust (Audio)
Planning, Investigation, Litigation, Remediation
Albert A. Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute

The Predictive Power of Merger Analysis
John B. Kirkwood, Associate Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law

The Merger Guidelines and Uncertainty
Howard Shelanski, Deputy Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission

 The Tools of Prediction Used by Corporation (Audio)
Beyond Forecasting: Scenario Planning as a Tool for Managing Uncertainty
Scott A. Snyder, Senior Partner, Decision Strategies International and Senior Fellow, The Wharton School

The Business of Futures Research
Joseph Coates, Consulting Futurist, Inc.

 Prediction Markets and Other Tools
Michael Abramowicz, Associate Professor of Law, George Washington University; Author of Predictocracy

What Services are Supplied to Large Corporations by Prediction Consultants
Justin Miller, Corporate Counsel, E.I. DuPont de Nemours

 Luncheon (Audio)
Welcome
Warren Grimes, Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School

Introduction
Robert Taylor-Manning, Class Action Settlement Consultant, Rust Consulting

Predicting the Present with Google Trends
Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google; Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley

  How Can Prediction Be Enhanced in the Context of Antitrust?  (Audio)
Experimentation and Regulation  Hanno Kaiser, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Predicting Fines  (Supporting MaterialsJohn M. Connor, Professor of Industrial Economics, Purdue University
 Roundtable Discussion (Audio)
Moderators:Albert A. Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute
Gregory T. Gundlach, Professor, University of North Florida Coggin College of Business
Diana Moss, Vice President and Senior Fellow, American Antitrust Institute