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January 22, 2024

ABA Antitrust Law Section looks at ‘next generation’ of scholars on Jan. 26 at NYU law conference

CHICAGO, Jan. 22, 2024The American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section will join with the New York University School of Law to present the 8th biennial next generation conference, which has expanded beyond antitrust to include data privacy and protection. The one-day event will be Friday, Jan. 26.

2024 Next Generation of Antitrust, Data Privacy and Data Protection Scholars
Sponsored by the ABA Antitrust Law Section

Friday, Jan. 26 (in person only)

NYU School of Law
108 West 3rd Street, Lipton Hall
New York City

The conference will bring together many of the nation’s leading academics and practitioners and is uniquely structured with several topical discussions under broader subject areas. These areas include:

  • “Platforms” — A group of panels will examine the strength of the economic basis for regulating behavioral advertising — a ubiquitous feature of life in the digital age — as well as evidence of the welfare consequences of certain platforms and the relationship between product development and platform fees. The discussion will bring together empirics and theory for a tour of the cutting edge of competition policy on the tech frontier.
    9:30-11:15 a.m.
  • “Operationalizing Antitrust” — Antitrust has many complicated corners where principle and institutional realities seem to be at odds. The module will examine two of them: competition enforcement outside the antitrust agencies and the elusive notion of employer power. In each case, the competition mission is clear in theory but under-realized in practice. The panel will ask whether and how the frontiers of enforcement can be pushed ahead in these zones of complexity.
    11:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
  • “Competition and Society” — Competition policy has always existed in a broader soup of ideas, cultural commitments and historical trends. They inform understandings of competition and are in turn informed by them. The panel will examine two points of interface between competition and its rich context: first, a backward look at the changing concept of “market power” and second, a peek into the present and future of AI standards.
    2:25-355 p.m.
  • “Evidence from the Digital Economy” — Policymakers and scholars often yearn for better evidence of the workings of digital markets, in efforts to make deliberation more informed and regulatory choices more accurate. But reliable evidence can be difficult to find. The panel will take a zoomed-in look at two empirical projects that are helping to build our understanding of tech-platform practices and their implications: the relationship between self-preferencing and consumer choice and the impact of market entry by home-sharing platforms.
    3:50-5 p.m.

The full agenda is here and list of faculty is here. Media are welcome to attend but must register in advance by noon EST Thursday, Jan. 25, by emailing [email protected]. The ABA Antitrust Law Section reserves the right to limit the number of media per organization based on availability of seating.

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