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AAI President Diana Moss joined the JDub's Unfiltered podcast to discuss the AB InBev-SAB Miller merger and its potential effects on distribution and craft brewers.  Listen to the podcast.

In a review of North’s Understanding the Process of Economic Change, Bert Foer ponders the New Institutional Economics, the role of culture in antitrust, and the prospects of global antitrust convergence.

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) has issued "Non-Price Effects of Mergers: A Primer" authored by Greg Gundlach, AAI Director and Distinguished Professor of Marketing, Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida..  The primer reviews the complexity of non-price effects of mergers, the significance of the effects, and how the effects are weighed in agencies' merger analysis.

On Thursday, June 16, the AAI will host it's 17th Annual Conference: Living with Market Concentration? New Perspectives on Merger Policy.  The Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board has granted 5 CLE credits for this program (Course ID: 238018).

The conference will highlight several major and frontier issues in merger enforcement. Northeastern University Professor John Kwoka will discuss the growing challenge of merger remedies from his latest book Mergers, Merger Control, and Remedies (MIT Press).  Penn State Law Professor Beth Farmer will moderate the afternoon plenary panel on mergers with international dimensions. Breakout sessions will focus on critical, evolving, and innovative issues, such as the role of economics in antitrust analysis, defining markets around customers and channels, competitive effects and bargaining power, private merger litigation, and broadening the lens on merger review. 

Register today to take advantage of the early bird registration discount which ends May 16. 

Jonathan B. Baker will receive the Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship at the American Antitrust Institute's Annual Conference on June 16. The Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship was created through a trust established in honor of the late Jerry S. Cohen, an outstanding trial lawyer and antitrust writer. It is administered by the law firm he founded, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll. The award is given each year to the best antitrust writing during the prior year that is consistent with the following standards established by the Board of Trustees of the Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund.

Baker's winning article “Taking the Error Out of ‘Error Cost’ Analysis: What's Wrong with Antitrust's Right,”  80 Antitrust L.J. 1 (2015) catalogs a series of erroneous assumptions about the current competition policy environment made by today’s antitrust conservatives. These errors inappropriately tilt the application of a neutral economic tool, decision theory, toward non-interventionist outcomes.