Areas of Study

Antitrust and Competition Policy Forum

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager Talk
April 20, 2015 

EU Competition Commissioner gave a talk on enforcing competition rules in a global village.

Book Launch of The Microsoft Antitrust Cases –Competition Policy for the Twenty-First Century
February 26, 2015

A celebration for the release of The Microsoft Antitrust Cases –Competition Policy for the Twenty-First Century (MIT Press) by Harry First, Charles S. Denison Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, and Andrew I. Gavil, Professor of Law at Howard University School of Law, with a discussion led by C. Scott Hemphill, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School.

Antitrust in Emerging and Developing Countries featuring China, India, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa
October 24, 2014

Rapidly emerging economies such as China, India, Mexico, Brazil and South Africa are taking center stage in antitrust enforcement.  Multinational firms must have regard to the competition systems of these and other developing nations when engaging in merger activity, collaborating with competitors, and pricing, distributing, and licensing their products.  Competition authorities in countries at different stages of development are trying to meet the daunting challenges posed by public and private power, cronyism and privilege, and are trying to make their markets work for the good of their peoples.  This program addressed the coming of age of developing countries’ competition law systems, and what this means in law, policy and on-the-ground reality for entrepreneurs, consumers, “the people,” and the world. The conference was co-organized by Concurrences Competition Laws Journal.

Next Generation of Antitrust Scholars Conference III
January 17, 2014

The third Junior Antitrust Scholars Conference, co-sponsored by NYU School of Law and the American Bar Association -- Section of Antitrust Law, provided an opportunity for antitrust/competition law professors who began their full time professorial career in or after September 2004 to present their latest research. Senior antitrust scholars and practitioners in the field commented on the papers.

Conference on the 50th Anniversary of United States v. Philadelphia National Bank: The Past, Present, and Future of Merger Law 
November 15, 2013

In 1963 the Supreme Court decided United States v. Philadelphia National Bank. This was only the Court’s second decision under the amended Section 7 of the Clayton Act. This conference examined the Court’s decision in PNB then, as it has developed since (both in terms of court decisions and economic thinking in the United States and elsewhere), and how it might yet develop in the future. The Supreme Court has not decided a substantive Section 7 case since 1974. The papers presented at this conference will hopefully contribute to an understanding of Section 7 that will prove useful should such a case come before the Court in the near future. 

Developing Countries and Trade, Competition, and Corruption – The Dilemmas of the 21st Century and How to Make Progress in Solving Them
September 25, 2013

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of CUTS International of India, with centers in Geneva, Lusaka, Nairobi, Accra, and Hanoi. CUTS (Consumer Unity and Trust Society) is the world’s leading NGO on competition, consumer, and trade issues in the developing world.

Next Generation of Antitrust Scholarship Conference II
January 20, 2012

This is the second "Next Generation of Antitrust Scholarship Conference".  The purpose of this day-long conference was to provide an opportunity for antitrust/competition law professors who began their full time professorial career in or after 2002 to present their latest research.  Senior antitrust scholars and practitioners in the field commented on the papers.

Global Administrative Law Competition Workshop
February 4-5, 2011

The workshop is part of a Competition Law Project co-directed by Professor Michael Trebilcock of the University of Toronto and by Professor Eleanor Fox. The Project is also part of the Law School's larger Global Administrative Law program.

Critical Directions in Antitrust - Annual Survey of American Law 2010 Symposium
February 19, 2010

This symposium consists of three panels, which explored recent developments in antitrust and potential new directions for antitrust enforcement. The first panel on government enforcement included current and former officials from the DOJ, FTC, and FCC. The second panel on antitrust and innovation examined the tension between encouraging innovation and maintaining competition. The third and final panel on private enforcement addressed developments in private antitrust suits, including class actions and suits brought by competitors.

Next Generation of Antitrust Scholarship Conference
January 29, 2010

This conference is the first ever conference for the Next Generation of Antitrust Scholars.  Much has changed in both the law and economic theory of antitrust in the past 30 years.  The purpose of this event is to convene a conference of the next generation of antitrust law professors (people who started their teaching career in or after 2000) and provide them an opportunity to present their latest research.  Senior antitrust scholars and practitioners in the field commented on the papers.

Horizontal Merger Guidelines Review Project Workshop
December 8, 2009

The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission held joint public workshops, one being held at NYU School of Law, to explore the possibility of updating the Horizontal Merger Guidelines that are used by both agencies to evaluate the potential competitive effects of mergers and acquisitions. The goal of the workshops was to determine whether the Horizontal Merger Guidelines accurately reflected the current practice of merger review at the Department and the FTC as well as to take into account legal and economic developments that have occurred since the last significant Guidelines revision in 1992.  The Horizontal Merger Guidelines outline the merger enforcement policy of the FTC and DOJ. The Guidelines describe the analytical framework and specific standards normally used by the agencies in analyzing mergers. The Guidelines are intended to reduce the uncertainty associated with enforcement of the antitrust laws in the merger area. The agencies will issue a set of questions about the current Guidelines and possible revisions.

One Year Later: The Antitrust Modernization Commission's Report and the Challenges That Await Antitrust
April 11, 2008

The Antitrust Modernization Commission issued its Report on April 2, 2007. Although the Report contained many criticisms of antitrust and its enforcement, and offered numerous suggestions for change, its overall assessment of antitrust was that fundamental change is not necessary. National elections will take place on November 8, 2008. No matter who wins the election, new leadership will take over at the federal enforcement agencies and new policies will likely be adopted. This conference—which took place one year after the AMC's Report and less than one year before the change in federal antitrust enforcement leadership—was intended both to look back at the AMC's efforts and to look forward to how antitrust should be modernized in a new administration. Invitees to the conference discussed the Commission's proposals, consider which are likely to be adopted, and ask what additional changes might be appropriate to meet future challenges to antitrust and its enforcement.