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AAI President Diana Moss joined the JDub's Unfiltered podcast to discuss the AB InBev-SAB Miller merger and its potential effects on distribution and craft brewers.  Listen to the podcast.

In a review of North’s Understanding the Process of Economic Change, Bert Foer ponders the New Institutional Economics, the role of culture in antitrust, and the prospects of global antitrust convergence.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) has issued "Non-Price Effects of Mergers: A Primer" authored by Greg Gundlach, AAI Director and Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida..  The primer reviews the complexity of non-price effects of mergers, the significance of the effects, and how the effects are weighed in agencies' merger analysis.

On Thursday, June 16, the AAI will host it's 17th Annual Conference: Living with Market Concentration? New Perspectives on Merger Policy.  The Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board has granted 5 CLE credits for this program (Course ID: 238018).

The conference will highlight several major and frontier issues in merger enforcement. Northeastern University Professor John Kwoka will discuss the growing challenge of merger remedies from his latest book Mergers, Merger Control, and Remedies (MIT Press).  Penn State Law Professor Beth Farmer will moderate the afternoon plenary panel on mergers with international dimensions. Breakout sessions will focus 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. 

Register today to take advantage of the early bird registration discount which ends May 16. 

Today, the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) released the patent chapter of its forthcoming Transition Report on Competition Policy to the 45th President of the United States. The chapter is entitled Challenging Anticompetitive Acquisitions and Enforcement of Patents.  This release is the third in a series of previews in which the AAI will make select chapters of the transition report available for download in advance of the November election. 

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) filed an amicus brief with a group of law professors urging the Supreme Court to grant certiorari and reverse a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals decision that sharply restricts the patent exhaustion doctrine.

The American Antitrust Institute’s 17th Annual Conference "Living with Market Concentration? New Perspectives on Merger Policy" will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016.    The plenary panels and breakout sessions will focus 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.

In a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) today outlined the competitive concerns raised by the proposed merger of beer giant AB InBev and rival SABMiller. The letter makes the case for why a remedy -- if the DOJ does not move to block the merger -- should not only restore competition but also enhance consumer welfare.

Experts from law, economics, and the business schools will convene on June 15 for the AAI’s 2016 Invitational Symposium, Non-price Effects And Mergers: A Multidisciplinary Perspective.  The symposium will examine the increasing importance of and emphasis on non-price dimensions of competition in merger analysis. This includes the effects of a merger on competition involving product quality, variety, service, and innovation.

The antitrust community has unfortunately said goodbye recently to three of its stalwarts. All three were good friends of the American Antitrust Institute whom we remember with much fondness.