Antitrust in the Global Economy
We’re excited to announce the topic of our 2020 Symposium, which we co-host with the John Moore Society of International Law. It is “Antitrust in the Global Economy.”
Antitrust is in the Zeitgeist in the United States because of Presidential candidates like Elizabeth Warren and the arguably anticompetitive conduct of tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon, which not only exercise near-monopolistic control in their respective markets but participate as sellers on platforms they own or operate. Antitrust has also experienced an international resurgence, partly because of lax enforcement in the United States until only recently. 128 countries now have merger control rules, and the European Union has increased its antitrust legal division by a factor of 8.
The symposium will take place in March of 2020 at the law school.