Prediction and Antitrust Symposium Audio and Materials

Jun 25 2010

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:

Speakers Bios

Overview of Importance of Prediction in Antitrust (click title for audio) 

 Planning, Investigation, Litigation, Remediation
Albert A. Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute


The Predictive Power of Merger Analysis (Outline)
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 Corporations (click title for audio)
Beyond Forecasting: Scenario Planning as a Tool for Managing Uncertainty (Presentation)
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  (Presentation)
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 (click title for audio)
Sponsored by Rust Consulting/Kinsella Media

Warren Grimes, Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School

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? (click title for audio)

Experimentation and Regulation 

Hanno Kaiser, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP


Predicting Fines  (Supporting Materials)

John M. Connor, Professor of Industrial Economics, Purdue University


Roundtable Discussion (click title for audio)


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