October 19 Tuesday

Algorithmic Suspicion: Toward a Proof of Concept, Wesley M. Oliver, Duquesne University School of Law

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Online

Wesley M. Oliver is a law professor at Duquesne University School of Law. His teaching and scholarship have examined numerous aspects of criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence.

October 20 Wednesday

Antitrust in Thin Markets, Hiba Hafiz, Boston College Law School

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Online

“Thin” markets are markets with few active participants on the buy- or sell-side, which reduces liquidity and the volume of sales. Thin markets are problematic for at least two reasons. First, lower liquidity makes efficient buyer-seller matches more challenging. And second, thin markets are prone to firm dominance and collusion on either side of the market, creating adverse price and quality effects while limiting innovation and market growth in the longer term.

October 26 Tuesday

From Russia With Love, David Thaw, University of Pittsburgh

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Online

This Article examines modern Election Interference, distinguishing between the concepts of "Election Hacking" and "Influence Operations."  Election Hacking, a widely-used colloquialism, is best understood as targeting election infrastructure and records.  This is critically distinguished from Influence Operations, which are persuasive messaging targeting individuals' choices whether or how to vote.  The types of problems presented by -- and therefore solutions amenable to -- each category are strikingly

October 28 Thursday

The Battle for Broadway: Competition and Collusion in the American Theater Industry, Spencer Weber Waller, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Online

Professor Waller will be discussing his current book project which looks at antitrust issues in the American theater industry from the creation of a true national theater industry in the years following the civil war to the modern day. Competition and collusion are as much a part of the stage as they were (and are) in all sectors of the American economy.

November 11 Thursday

The Golden Mean: Competition and Privacy in the Digital Economy, Assistant Professor Erika M. Douglas, Temple University, Beasley School of Law

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Online

Erika M. Douglas is an Assistant Professor at Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, and a fellow with the Thurman Arnold Project at Yale School of Management. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of antitrust, data privacy and intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on the application of legal theory to new technology.

November 17 Wednesday

Innovation under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, Doug Melamed, Stanford Law School

12:00PM to 1:30PM

Online

Antitrust cases, including recent complaints filed against dominant technology platforms, have alleged conduct that harms innovation.  Section 2 of the Sherman Act is sufficiently broad to address conduct that harms innovation, but courts have little experience adjudicating such allegations.  This article briefly reviews the economics literature regarding the effects of market power on innovation incentives.  We identify circumstances in which structural conditions warrant a presumption that anticompetitive conduct by a dominant firm is likely to harm or promote inn

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