Analysis Group Affiliates Contribute to FTC Hearings on “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century”

November 19, 2018

Several Analysis Group affiliates have participated in the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) ongoing hearings on “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century,” held at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. The FTC is holding a series of public hearings during the fall and winter of 2018, examining whether broad-based changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new technologies, or international developments might require adjustments to competition and consumer protection law, enforcement priorities, and policy.

Affiliate participants at recent FTC sessions have included:

  • Judith A. Chevalier (William S. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Economics, Yale School of Management) was on an October 15 panel titled "Understanding Exclusionary Conduct in Cases Involving Multi-Sided Platforms: Predatory Pricing, Vertical Restraints, and MFN."
  • Anja Lambrecht (Associate Professor of Marketing, London Business School) participated in a November 7 panel on "Competition and Consumer Protection Issues in Online Advertising."
  • William Rogerson (Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Economics, Northwestern University) joined an October 15 panel discussion, "Nascent Competition: Is the Current Analytical Framework Sufficient?"
  • Steven Tadelis (Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy and James J. and Marianne B. Lowrey Chair in Business, Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley) served on two October 15 panels, titled "Multi-Sided Platforms in Action" and "Nascent Competition: Is the Current Analytical Framework Sufficient?"
  • Catherine Tucker (Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Marketing, Sloan School of Management, MIT) presented on "Network Effects in Multi-Sided Platforms" and participated in a panel discussion on "The Current Economic Understanding of Multi-Sided Platforms," both on October 15. On November 6, she presented on "Big Data Fails: Recent Research into the Surprising Ineffectiveness of Black-Box AI."

Participants’ information and content from the series of hearings can be found on the FTC’s website.