09.11.2020 - Impact of Economics on Antitrust Laws Pre-modern Times to Present

In this program, Prof. Barry E. Hawk, will discuss the mix of reasons for the evolution of antitrust laws from pre-modern times to the present. Prof. Hawk will examine this evolution through the lens of changes in economic conditions, developments in economic theory, politics and legal process concerns about costs and administrability of legal rules. Additionally, Prof. Hawk will touch on the necessary role of economics in antitrust analysis; the relative weights of economic theory, facts and politics in legal developments; the importance of assumptions such as persistence of market power; hidden assumptions and Amex; and the role of economists in the future of antitrust law.

Gabriela Antonie - Cornerstone Research

Barry E. Hawk - Fordham Law School, NY