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ICLE President Geoffrey Manne on FTC Consumer Welfare Panel

ICLE President and Founder Geoffrey Manne will be participating in a panel on November 1, 2018 as part of the FTC’s ongoing “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century” hearings. Mr. Manne will be part of the second session, entitled “The Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust Law“ alongside Barry Lynn (Open Markets Institute), Fiona Scott Morton (Yale University School of Management), and Maurice Stucke (University of Tennessee College of Law).

The event will be held at Georgetown University. Full details can be found here.

ICLE has been an active participant in the ongoing discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of the consumer welfare standard, as well as the advisability (or lack thereof) of abandoning that standard in favor of less empirical and analytical antitrust “standards.”

For examples of ICLE’s previous work related to this topic, see:

Conference, “Have We Exceeded the Limits of Antitrust?”

ICLE Comments, FTC’S Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection In the 21st Century

ICLE Comments, the Regulation of Consumer Data

ICLE Comments, the Current Landscape of Competition and Consumer Protection Law and Policy

ICLE Response to The European Commission’s Public Consultation on “Shaping Competition Policy in the Era of Digitisation”

Comments to the FCC on T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

Senator Warner’s Retrogressive Proposals Could Lead to Arbitrary and Capricious Interventions that Would Harm Entrepreneurs and Consumers

The European Commission’s Google Android Decision Takes a Mistaken, Ahistorical View of the Smartphone Market

ICLE Letter to Senate Judiciary re: T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

Henry G. Manne: Testimony on The Proposed Industrial Reorganization Act Of 1973

Classical Liberalism and the Problem of Technological Change

The Illiberal Vision of Neo-Brandeisian Antitrust