New York

The Global Antitrust Economics Conference

Annual Concurrences conference at NYU Stern School of Business with the support of Axinn, Bates White, CRA, Hausfeld, Qualcomm, Shearman & Sterling, Skadden, White & Case (Panel Sponsors) and MLex (Media Sponsor).

Welcome Remarks

Luis CABRAL (Chair, Department of Economics, NYU Stern) welcomed the participants in the conference, before emphasizing the outstanding speaker line-up and thanking the organizers. Prof. Cabral stressed that antitrust is a central, important issue in a variety of fields.

Larry WHITE (Professor, Department of Economics, NYU Stern) also thanked the organizers, and acknowledged in particular the work of Dan Rubinfeld and Nicolas Charbit.

Opening Keynote Speech: Noah Joshua Phillips

Noah Joshua PHILLIPS (Commissioner, US Federal Trade Commission, Washington DC) dealt with the market for corporate control, emphasizing that fostering this market is a topical, critical challenge

Commissioner Phillips defined the market for corporate control as competition for companies coming from a number of sources, including other firms that may be current or future rivals, such as private equity firms and activists’ funds specialized in identifying and enhancing underperforming firms. He argued that the market for corporate control can lead to increased efficiency within firms, making them stronger competitors that, for example, are more innovative, offer better prices, quality, or increase output.

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  • NYU Stern School of Business
  • New York University
  • US Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Stanford University
  • Smith College (Northampton)
  • West Virginia University (Morgantown)
  • University of Michigan
  • Hausfeld (Washington)
  • Fordham Competition Law Institute - FCLI (New York)
  • US Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • University of Maryland (Baltimore)
  • Stanford University
  • Booth School of Business
  • Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider (New York)
  • CRA International (London)
  • University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School (Philadelphia)
  • DG COMP (Brussels)
  • Tel Aviv University
  • Bates White (Washington)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
  • White & Case (New York)
  • Compass Lexecon (Washington)
  • Facebook (Menlo Park)
  • News Corp (New York)
  • Shearman & Sterling (Washington)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York)
  • NYU School of Law (New York)
  • Google (Mountain View)