Columbia Law School, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, and Columbia Global Policy Initiative cordially invite you to a two-day conference.
June 1–2, 2017
Columbia Global Center
4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006
Paris, France

Bruno Lasserre, Conseil d’État

Open to alumni and invited guests.

Over the past three decades, antitrust laws have proliferated across the globe. International institutions and governments have promoted antitrust policy as an important regulatory tool to enhance competitiveness and market performance. At the same time, we have scant empirical evidence on whether these policies actually work. Do they foster market competition, with the ensuing benefits of greater efficiency, economic prosperity and innovation? In other words, is the adoption of these antitrust laws good public policy and an efficient use of scarce public resources? This conference gathers antitrust academics, practitioners, government officials, and policy makers for a set of high-level conversations that seek to answer this key policy question—to the benefit of national governments, international institutions and private market actors alike.

Sponsored by the Columbia Global Policy Initiative

Thursday, June 1

2:30pm – 3:00pm Coffee and registration
3:00pm – 3:15pm Welcome

Anu Bradford, Columbia Law School
Sharyn O’Halloran, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

3:15pm – 4:45pm Antitrust, Inequality and Inclusive Growth

Paul Nihoul, General Court of the EU
Fabienne Ilzkovitz, European Commission
Sean Ennis, OECD

Katerina Linos, Berkeley University (Discussant)

4:45pm – 5:45pm Roundtable: How EU’s Dominance Investigations are Shaping the Markets in Europe: The Intel Case and Beyond

Fiona Scott Morton, Yale University
Jim Venit, Dentons
Marieke Scholz, European Commission
Damien Geradin, Tilburg University

6:00pm – 6:30pm Keynote Address

Bruno Lasserre, Conseil d’État
Open to alumni and invited guests

6:30pm – 8;00pm Reception

Open to alumni and invited guests

Friday, June 2

9:00am – 9:30am Coffee
9:30am – 11:00am The Effects of Merger Control on Market Competition

Nicholas Levy, Cleary Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
Adriaan Dierx, European Commission
Anu Bradford, Columbia Law School

11:15am – 12:30pm Cartel Enforcement: The Market Impact of Leniency Programs and Public Attitudes towards Cartel Enforcement

Kai-Uwe Kühn, University of East Anglia
Andreas Stephan, University of East Anglia

Suzanne Kingston, University College Dublin (Discussant)

12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch Address: The Impact of Brexit on European and UK Competition Policy

Fireside chat with Philip Marsden, UK Competition and Markets Authority
Facilitated by Okeoghene Odudu, Cambridge University

2:00pm – 2:30pm The Proliferation of Antitrust Laws around the World: Explaining the Patterns

Christopher Megaw ’14, WilmerHale
Nathaniel Sokol ’16
Alexander Weaver ’16, Linklaters

2:30pm – 4:00pm Antitrust, Innovation and Trade Liberalization

Sharyn O’Halloran and Tom Groll, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
Adam Chilton, University of Chicago

Cristiana Vitale, OECD (Discussant)

4:00pm Closing Coffee

The conference is by invitation only.