AAI held an Invitation Symposium "The Future of Aftermarkets in Systems Competition" on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at the The National Press Club, Washington, DC
Framing the Day
8:45-9:00 Welcome - Albert Foer, President, American Antitrust Institute
9:00-9:30 Aftermarkets, Systems, and Antitrust - an overview by Gregory
Gundlach, Visiting Eminent Scholar of Wholesaling, University of North
Illustrative Industry Profiles
The AAI 's Energy Roundtable Workshop on The Future of Electricity Competition took place January 24, 2006, in Arlington, VA.
On November 8, 2005, the AAI conducted an invitational symposium in Washington, DC, for 90 experts and stakeholders.
Highlighting one of the hottest issues in antitrust law, the American Antitrust Institute’s 6th annual conference focuses on antitrust remedies. The AAI conference takes place as antitrust remedies are coming under renewed scrutiny from antitrust practitioners and critics. For example, the Antitrust Modernization Commission is currently reviewing key remedial issues such as treble damages and consumer class actions.
One perspective for understanding competition that has garnered increased attention by those in antitrust is the field of science known as “complexity science.” Incorporating insights and relying on metaphors from population ecology, evolutionary biology, systems theory, chaos and the study of networks, the science of complexity attempts to describe and explain how systems and their occupants, including industries and firms, evolve and compete against one another over time through adaptation, co-evolution and other dynamic processes.
The AAI's 5th annual invitational roundtable on electricity restructuring took place on January 11, 2005. Summary is available here.
Chief Assistant Attorney General of California provides workshop with Cal. A.G.'s Energy White Paper
S. Robson Walton, Chairman of Wal-Mart Stores, will address the antitrust community’s hottest issue - the power of mega-buyers and their impact on the marketplace - at this year’s conference of the American Antitrust Institute scheduled for Tuesday, June 22 at the National Press Club. Antitrust theory has traditionally focused on the power of sellers, but with the emergence of companies such as Walton’s Wal-Mart, buyer power has become the focus of the antitrust community in recent years.
Under the influence of the Chicago School of neoclassical antitrust economics, for the past generation, U.S.
Summary by Diana Moss (AAI)
Presentation by David Cook (North American Electric Reliability Council)