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AAI held an Invitation Symposium "The Future of Aftermarkets in Systems Competition" on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at the The National Press Club, Washington, DC

Framing the Day
8:45-9:00 Welcome - Albert Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute
9:00-9:30 Aftermarkets, Systems, and Antitrust - an overview by Gregory
Gundlach, Visiting Eminent Scholar of Wholesaling, University of North
Illustrative Industry Profiles

The AAI 's Energy Roundtable Workshop on The Future of Electricity Competition took place January 24, 2006, in Arlington, VA.

<p>AAI Vice-president and Senior Fellow Diana Moss examines the pattern and characteristics of U.S. natural gas pipeline mergers over the last 20 years.

Highlighting one of the hottest issues in antitrust law, the American Antitrust Institute’s 6th annual conference focuses on antitrust remedies.  The AAI conference takes place as antitrust remedies are coming under renewed scrutiny from antitrust practitioners and critics.  For example, the Antitrust Modernization Commission is currently reviewing key remedial issues such as treble damages and consumer class actions. 

One perspective for understanding competition that has garnered increased attention by those in antitrust is the field of science known as “complexity science.” Incorporating insights and relying on metaphors from population ecology, evolutionary biology, systems theory, chaos and the study of networks, the science of complexity attempts to describe and explain how systems and their occupants, including industries and firms, evolve and compete against one another over time through adaptation, co-evolution and other dynamic processes.

This paper by NYLS professor and AAI Sr. Fellow Rudy Peritz analyzes three claims about intellectual property rights and the implications for the relationship between antitrust and intellectual property rights.

Slotting Fees - Fees Charged by Grocery Retailers for
Shelf Space: Are They Stifling Competition? Feb. 9, 2005, statement before Calif. Senate by AAI Senior Fellow.


AAI Vice-President and Senior Research Fellow Diana Moss surveys the legal-economic literature on market power in electricity over the last 15 years, finding a rapid change in complexity, focus and sophistication of analyzing competitive issues, a cont