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)
The American Antitrust Institute and the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing hosted a roundtable discussion on antitrust and category captains at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. A summary of the event is available here.
The 3rd Annual AAI Electricity Restructuring Roundtable revealed increasing need to plan for long-term transition, with unique mixture of competition and regulation.