Today, the AAI praised Judge John D. Bates’s opinion granting the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) an injunction to block the merger of health insurers Aetna and Humana. AAI President Diana Moss noted, “This is a victory for competition and consumers. The opinion sets forth a clear, logical, and understandable rationale for why the merger would have raised prices and reduced benefits to consumers in important health insurance markets.”
"Attempts by the incoming administration to broker merger deals or directly negotiate merger concessions signal a fundamental disregard for the law and for due process. Antitrust enforcers play the important role of referee in protecting competition and our market system. Every consumer, producer, competitor, and customer should be able to count on a fair, predictable, and transparent process for government review of mergers. The end-runs that we are seeing in key mergers such as Monsanto-Bayer not only abuse the process, they imperil our markets, our economy, and our society.”
- American Antitrust Institute President Diana Moss
The American Antitrust Institute and Navigant Economics are hosting a Healthcare Roundtable on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Experts from government, academia, industry, and advocacy will gather to discuss major competition enforcement and policy issues facing the healthcare industry.
On January 6, AAI President Diana Moss joined the American Medical Association’s annual State Legislative Strategy Conference in Florida to moderate the panel "Challenges of and Remedies for a Rapidly Consolidating Healthcare Marketplace."
The AAI announced today that Eduardo Pérez Motta, former chairman of the Mexican Federal Competition Commission and former chair of the International Competition Network, will deliver the keynote luncheon address during the AAI International Antitrust Roundtable on Wednesday, February 8, in Washington, D.C. The agenda and overview are available here.
Leaders from the international antitrust community will speak at the AAI International Antitrust Roundtable on Wednesday, February 8, in Washington, D.C. The agenda and overview are available here. The confirmed speaker lineup includes:
As a new year and new administration begins, the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) reiterates key priorities for competition enforcement and policy. In September 2016, the AAI issued “A National Competition Policy: Unpacking the Problem of Declining Competition and Setting Priorities Moving Forward.” The statement resets the debate over the importance of antitrust enforcement and competition policy in the United States.
The National Competition Policy statement unpacks the increasingly high-profile problems that are symptomatic of declining competition, including rising concentration, declining rates of market entry, and growing inequality. It then suggests three core principles for a National Competition Policy, and sets out seven priorities that should guide the new approach.
Wayne State University Law Professor Stephen Calkins will offer observations on the year in international antitrust at the AAI International Roundtable on Wednesday, February 8, in Washington D.C.
The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Pamela Gilbert as its new Chair, effective January 1, 2017. Ms. Gilbert has been a Member of the AAI Board of Directors since 2010.
The results of AAI’s seminal project on Entrepreneurship and Antitrust were published in a special symposium issue of the Antitrust Bulletin. AAI Director and Senior Fellow Gregory T. Gundlach and AAI President Diana Moss are guest editors for the issue, which appears at Antitrust Bulletin 2016, Vol. 61(4). The project was made possible by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.