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

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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             

Draft Programme  

13h00   Registration and Refreshments

13h30    Welcome and Introduction  

                 Ariel Ezrachi and  Spencer Weber Waller


13h40    Spencer Weber Waller - Loyola University Chicago

'Antitrust and the Economic Constitution'

14h00   Laura Phillips-Sawyer - University of Georgia

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

14h20    Daniel A. Crane - University of Michigan 

'Antitrust as an Instrument of Democracy'

14h40    Filippo Lancieri - ETH Zurich

'The Political Economy of the Decline in Democracy and Antitrust'

15h00      Coffee Break

15h20     Kati Cseres - University of Amsterdam 

'The “democracy puzzle” of EU competition law'

15h40     Maciej Bernatt - University of Warsaw

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

16h00      Yossi Spiegel Tel Aviv University

'Economic insights on Competition and Democracy'

16h20      William E. Kovacic - George Washington University

'Competition Policy, Democracy and the Military Industrial Complex'

16h40       Coffee Break 

17h00       Viktoria H.S.E. Robertson - Vienna University of Economics and Business

'Big Tech, democracy and antitrust'

17h20       Ariel Ezrachi - University of Oxford

'Competition, Digitalisation and the Market for Ideas'

17h40       Perspectives and Reactions

                    Discussion led by Tarun Khaitan - LSE Law School 

18h40       Concluding remarks