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Professor Xiaoye Wang became a member of the American Antitrust Institute’s (AAI's) Advisory Board in 2010.

AAI Director Robert H. Lande's article "Class Warfare: Why Antitrust Class Actions Are Essential for Compensation and Deterrence" was published in Antitrust, Vol. 30, No. 2, Spring 2016.  

Bill Baer, the Acting Associate Attorney General of the Department of Justice, will deliver the keynote address at the American Antitrust Institute’s 17th Annual Conference on June 16 in Washington DC.

Today, the AAI released the merger chapter of its forthcoming Transition Report on Competition Policy to the 45th President of the United States.

Today, the AAI issued a letter to the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, John Conyers, and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, Hank Johnson. The SMARTER Act proposes “[t]o amend the Clayton Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act to provide that the Federal Trade Commission shall exercise authority with respect to mergers only under the Clayton Act and only in the same procedural manner as the Attorney General exercises such authority.” The AAI reviewed workload statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission to examine whether the premise of the SMARTER Act is sound. The review indicates that the concerns of the bill’s sponsors are without foundation and that the SMARTER Act would not serve the interests of competition or consumers. The letter summarizes AAI’s analysis and findings.

Working Paper No. 16-01 updates AAI’s efforts to track the expanding legal, economics, and business research and policy analysis on entrepreneurship and antitrust. It builds on the bibliography contained in AAI Working Paper No. 15-01, issued in early 2015. The AAI’s ongoing work on the relationship between entrepreneurship and antitrust is funded by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. AAI Research Fellow Kyle Virtue authored the updated bibliography.

On Thursday, April 7 AAI President Diana Moss will participate in the panel discussion "Consumers v. The Public Interest: Divergent Merger Standards?" at the American Bar Association Antitrust Section¹s Annual Spring Meeting in Washington DC.

On Wednesday, March 16, AAI President Diana Moss discussed the antitrust implications of the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana health insurance mergers currently under review by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Building on its history of involvement in IP competition issues, the AAI is launching the IP Competition Project. The Project brings together AAI’s existing research, education, and advocacy with respect to patent and other IP issues; makes such work a key organizational priority; and expands AAI’s work in new directions. Visit the AAI IP Competition Project page to learn more about specific objectives, priorities, and opportunities to support the initiative. 

For 16 years, the AAI’s Annual Energy Roundtable has gathered experts in antitrust and regulation from government, industry, advocacy, and academia to discuss major competition policy issues involving electricity and energy.  The keynote address for this year’s Energy Roundtable will be delivered by Nancy L. Rose, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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