The 2002 annual conference, “Stretching the Envelope,” explored (1) what is taught in busness schools about the nature of competition, and how it can be used to enhance antitrust analysis and (2) the relationship between trade and antitrust. The keynote speaker was Com- missioner Thomas B. Leary of the FTC. The luncheon speaker was Philip Lowe, Director General of the Commission’s Directorate General for Competition of the European Union, who was introduced by FTC Chairman Muris. This was Mr. Lowe’s first public appearance after being named head of the Directorate General. John Kwoka presented the Antitrust Achievement Award to F.M. Scherer. The Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Writing was presented to Joseph Brodley, Patrick Bolton, and Michael Riordan for their article “Predatory Pricing: Strategic Theory and Legal Policy,” in 88 Georgetown Law Journal. The papers were published in 47 New York Law School Law Review.
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