Symposium - Competition Law in Service of Democracy

Event date
7 March 2024
Event time
13:30 - 18:30
Oxford week
HT 8
Harold Lee Room - Pembroke College

Notes & Changes

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Competition Law in Service of Democracy

Organised by the Centre for Competition Law and Policy, University of Oxford, and The Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, Loyola University Chicago, in collaboration with the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement             


12h45   Registration and Refreshments

13h10    Welcome and Introduction  

                 Ariel Ezrachi and  Spencer Weber Waller


13h20    Spencer Weber Waller - Loyola University Chicago

'Principles for a More Democratic Competition Policy'

13h4o Edith Loozen - Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics

‘How democracy defines competition law’

14h00 Laura Phillips-Sawyer - University of Georgia

'Reimagining Market Power: The Contested Parameters of American Democracy, Antitrust Enforcement, and Economic Thought since WWII'

14h20      Elias Deutscher - UEA & European Commission 

'Markets as Institutions of Antipower'

14h40 Coffee break

15h10      William E. Kovacic - George Washington University

'Competition Policy, Democracy and the Military Industrial Complex'

15h30     Kati Cseres - University of Amsterdam 

'The “democracy puzzle” of EU competition law'

15h50     Maciej Bernatt - University of Warsaw

'Democracy and Competition Law as the Spheres of Mutual Influence'

16h10      Yossi Spiegel Tel Aviv University

'Economic insights on Competition and Democracy'

16h30       Coffee Break 

16h50       Viktoria H.S.E. Robertson - Vienna University of Economics and Business

'Big Tech, democracy and antitrust'

17h10       Perspectives and Reactions

                    Discussion led by Tarun Khaitan - LSE Law School 

18h30       Concluding remarks