Jun 20 2018
This is a past event

The Anti-Economics Trend in Technology Regulation: Lessons for Economists and Legal Scholars

Jun 20, 2018   02:30pm ET   Delta Hotel Montréal, Canada

During a half-day seminar, scholars and policy experts will discuss how the backlash against the use of economics in policymaking is increasing. A keynote address and two mixed panels of academics and policy analysts will discuss how this anti-economics trend affects the commercialization of technology and what, if anything, academics and other scholars can do about it. This event is co-sponsored with the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) and immediately precedes the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics (SIOE) Annual Conference Meeting in Montréal, Canada.

Sponsored by:



University of Maryland – Baltimore County


Charles Koch Institute


Duke University


George Washington University


Clemson University
ICLE Academic Affiliate


Institute for Humane Studies


University of Nebraska College of Law
ICLE Director of Law & Economics Programs


University of Missouri Law School
ICLE Academic Affiliate


International Center for Law & Economics


Ohio State University


This event is made possible through the co-sponsorship of

2:30 pm


3:00 pm

Welcome and Seminar Introduction

Jeanne Hoffman, Geoffrey Manne

3:15 pm

Keynote Address

Tom Hazlett

4:00 pm

Coffee Break

4:15 pm

Panel I: The Campaign against Economics in Antitrust, Telecom, and Beyond

Geoffrey Manne, Tim Brennan, Thom Lambert, and Michelle Connolly

5:30 pm

Coffee Break

5:45 pm

Panel II: The Judiciary’s Role in Suborning the Campaign against Economics

Guz Hurwitz, Chris Walker, Neil Chilson, and Susan Dudley

7:00 pm


7:45 pm

Opportunities at the Institute for Humane Studies

Jeanne Hoffman

8:00 pm