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

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.

Innovation Competition, Unilateral Effects and Merger Control Policy

This paper looks at whether the standard unilateral effects model can be applied to non-price competition parameters such as innovation. This question arises because competition authorities are intervening in horizontal mergers that are found to give rise to a “significant impediment to effective innovation competition” (“SIEIC”) as a result of a reduction in post-merger R&D efforts (including lower expenditure).

Amicus Brief, Ohio v. American Express

Summary While the three-step burden-shifting framework for evaluating antitrust cases under the rule of reason is conceptually well-accepted and understood, case law remains unclear regarding what suffices to satisfy each…