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      Coffee Break

15h00     Kati Cseres - University of Amsterdam 

'The “democracy puzzle” of EU competition law'

15h20      Niamh Dunne - London School of Economics and Political Science

'The Promise and Challenge of Competition Law as Democracy'

15h40       Maciej Bernatt - University of Warsaw

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

16h00      Ice cream break 

16h20        Viktoria H.S.E. Robertson - Vienna University of Economics and Business

'Big Tech, democracy and antitrust'

16h40       Ariel Ezrachi - University of Oxford

'Competition, Digitalisation and the Market for Ideas'

17h00      Coffee Break 

17h20       Perspectives and Reactions

                    Discussion led by Tarun Khaitan - University of Oxford

18h20       Concluding remarks