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President and Founder

Geoffrey A. Manne is president and founder of the International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center based in Portland, Oregon. He is also a distinguished fellow at Northwestern University’s Center on Law, Business, and Economics. Previously he taught at Lewis & Clark Law School. Prior to teaching, Manne practiced antitrust law at Latham & Watkins, clerked for Hon. Morris S. Arnold on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, and worked as a research assistant for Judge Richard Posner. He was also once (very briefly) employed by the FTC. Manne holds AB & JD degrees from the University of Chicago.

Antitrust

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Search Engine Regulation, a Solution in Search of a Problem?

Allegations of “search bias” have led to increased scrutiny of Google, including active investigations in the European Union and Texas, a possible FTC investigation, and sharply-worded inquiries from members of Congress. But what does “search bias” really mean? Does it demand preemptive “search neutrality” regulation, requiring government oversight of how search results are ranked? Is antitrust intervention required to protect competition? Or can market forces deal with these concerns?

Panelists:
* Declan McCullagh (Moderator), Chief Political Correspondent for CNET, part of CBS Corporation
* Prof. Frank Pasquale, Seton Hall University School of Law, author of “Federal Search Commission? Access, Fairness and Accountability in the Law of Search”
* Prof. Geoffrey Manne, Lewis & Clark Law School, TechFreedom Adjunct Fellow, and Director of the International Center for Law & Economics, author of “If Search Neutrality Is the Answer, What’s the Question?”
* Prof. James Grimmelman, New York Law School, author of “The Structure of Search Engine Law”
* Prof. Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law, author of “Search Engine Bias and the Demise of Search Engine Utopianism”

More information on this event can be found at http://techfreedom.org/event/search-engine-regulation-solution-search-problem

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