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Thursday, July 15 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Reexamining Antitrust in a Digital Economy

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Few policy issues have seen the sort of meteoric rise in attention that antitrust has received over the past several years. Driven by the growing importance of digital markets and online platforms, antitrust has moved to the forefront of our modern political landscape. Perhaps not surprisingly, various reform proposals have started to emerge from both sides of the political spectrum.
Advocates of reform argue that the United States’ current approach to competition policy is ill-equipped to deal with the problems posed by a twenty-first century, digital economy and that a new approach is needed to reign in the anticompetitive conduct engaged in by the dominant firms. On the other hand, skeptics of reform argue that our long-standing approach to antitrust enforcement is robust enough to handle these problems effectively and that any proposals for reform should be narrowly tailored to the specific issues they are trying to address.
This panel will be an in-depth discussion surrounding the United States’ unique approach to antitrust law as well as several of the reform proposals that are currently under consideration. It will also highlight some of the finer points of the current debate surrounding antitrust reform and the impact that reform is likely to have on various sectors of the economy.

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Moderator
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Ben Brody

Senior Reporter, Protocol

Speakers
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Rachel Bovard

Senior Director of Policy, Conservative Partnership Institute
Rachel has over a decade of experience fighting for conservative policies in Washington. Beginning in 2006, she served in both the House and Senate in various roles including as legislative director for Senator Rand Paul.Rachel went on to serve as policy director for the Senate Steering... Read More →
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Dr. Ling Ling Ang

Associate Director, NERA Economic Consulting
Dr. Xiaoling (Ling Ling) Lim Ang is an economic expert witness specializing in antitrust, banking, consumer financial services, consumer protection, securities, and labor economics. She focuses on applying rigorous economic and econometric methods in civil litigation, regulatory actions... Read More →
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Elyse Dorsey

Adjunct Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
Elyse Dorsey is an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School. She recently served as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Her work at the Antitrust Division encompassed a wide... Read More →
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Dr. David Teece

Chairman and Principal Executive Officer, Berkeley Research Group
Berkeley Research Group, LLC, was cofounded and is led by Dr. David J. Teece, a renowned economist and an authority on matters of industrial organization, technological change, and innovation, particularly as it relates to antitrust and competition policy and intellectual property.He... Read More →



Thursday July 15, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT