Antitrust: Current theory and current issues
Russell Pittman, Director of Economic Research, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice
Friday, October 5, 2012
Time - 10:00 am Pacific | 11:00 am Mountain | 12:00 pm Central | 1:00 pm Eastern
Duration - 1 hour. The presentation is 30 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of discussion.
Format - Online web presentation via phone and Blackboard Collaborate web conference software with questions and answers following.
About the Presenter: Russell Pittman is Director of Economic Research, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice. He is co-author of "The Proposed Merger of AT&T and T-Mobile: Are There Unexhausted Scale Economies in U.S. Mobile Telephony?"and "Consumer Surplus as the Appropriate Standard for Antitrust Enforcement." Russell served on the Core Team of the World Development Report, Building Institutions for Markets and he consults regularly with antitrust enforcers and economic reformers in transition and developing economies, most recently with the Federal Antimonopoly Service in Russia, and railroad restructuring projects in Brazil, China, and Poland.
Webinar Overview: Join Russell Pittman for a discussion of current thinking on antitrust enforcement. How can we update our principles courses to address new theory and new issues?
- Li, Y. and R.W. Pittman (2012). The Proposed Merger of AT&T and T-Mobile: Are There Unexhausted Scale Economies in U.S. Mobile Telephony? Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2046129 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2046129
- Kwoka, Jr., J.E. and J.L. White. (2008). The Antitrust Revolution:Economics, Competition, and Policy, 5th Edition. Oxford University Press
- Brennan, T.J. (1987). Why regulated firms should be kept out of unregulated markets: understanding the divestiture in United States v. AT&T. 32 Antitrust Bull. 741
- Pittman, R. (2003). Vertical Restructuring (or Not) of the Infrastructure Sectors of Transition Economics. Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, v3, n1-2, p5-26.
Newberry, D.M. (2002). Privatization, Restructuring, and Regulation of Network Utilities. The MIT PRess, 484 p.
Discussion on Antitrust Issues
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