Wright Speaks on Antitrust

Professor Joshua Wright was a panelist in a Technology Policy Institute (TPI) event on antitrust policy entitled, "Antitrust and the Dynamics of Competition in High-Tech Industries." The discussion was part of the TPI project "Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Information and Communications Technology: Antitrust and the Dynamics of Competition in 'New Economy' Industries."

Held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., on October 22, the half-day event featured academic experts who discussed their papers prepared for the project on topics such as recent enforcement actions, vertical integration, and antitrust implications for cloud computing.

Wright participated in the first panel of the day with a presentation entitled, "Does Antitrust Enforcement in High Tech Markets Benefit Consumers? Stock Price Evidence from FTC v. Intel." Joining him on the panel were Robert Crandall, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution; Charles Jackson, Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering, George Washington University; and Thomas Leonard, President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute (moderator). Discussants were Timothy Brennan, Professor, Public Policy and Economics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future, and Joseph Farrell, Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission.