“The Role of Ex Post Evaluation Merger Review” — How do we know that government merger enforcement stops competitively harmful transactions and allows benign or procompetitive deals to proceed? This panel will discuss how ex post evaluation of merger enforcement decisions by antitrust agencies can help answer this question and improve merger policy.
Friday, June 28, 9:50-11:10 a.m.
“Roundtable: Methodology and Technique” — This panel will explore the methodologies that enforcement agencies and researchers can use to do retrospective assessments of merger enforcement decisions. The panelists will examine state-of-the-art evaluation techniques, discuss the strengths and weaknesses of various ex post assessment methods and suggest refinements in the approaches used to conduct retrospectives.
Friday, June 28, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
“Roundtable: Next Steps” — Panelists will offer their views on how antitrust enforcement agencies should institutionalize retrospective analysis. The panel will consider how antitrust agencies and academic researchers can build upon past work to improve the use of retrospective studies to advance enforcement policy.
Saturday, June 29, 1:45-3:45 p.m.
What: Retrospective Analysis of Agency Determinations in Merger Transactions Symposium
When: June 28-29
Where: George Washington University Law School
2000 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20052
A complete agenda can be found online.
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