April 13, 2020

#37 Are You Hipster Enough? The New Brandeis School of Antitrust and How It’s Changing the Agenda

In recent years, the consumer welfare standard has been heavily criticized by some as too weak or simply inadequate to address the complex antitrust issues raised by the modern economy. But what alternatives exist? Tim Wu, author of The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age and Julius Silver Professor of Law, Science and Technology at Columbia Law School, joins Christina Ma and John Roberti to discuss what hipster antitrust is and its potential for reshaping how we think about the consumer welfare standard or replacing it. Listen to this episode if you want to think critically about the changes needed, if any, to antitrust policy.

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Speaker

Tim Wu, Julius Silver Professor of Law, Science and Technology, Columbia Law School

Related Links:

https://www.law.columbia.edu/news/2018/11/tim-wu-curse-of-bigness-antitrust

https://www.wired.com/story/tim-wu-says-us-must-enforce-antitrust-laws/

Hosted by:

Christina Ma, Associate, Wachtell Lipton and John Roberti, Partner, Allen & Overy