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AAI's multidisciplinary invitational symposium will focus on new thinking surrounding buying power. How should buying power be identified and characterized? Under what circumstances should this power be restrained by antitrust intervention? Does the antitrust community need to re-think its current reluctance to question what happens in vertical relationships? We will hear presentations from eminent legal, economic, and marketing experts who will be followed by a two-hour facilitated discussion. The papers were published by The Antitrust Bulletin for the fourth consecutive year.

AAI's 7th annual Energy Roundtable Workshop: "Lessons Learned from Electricity Restructuring" took place on March 5, 2007 in Arlington, VA. 

On June 21, 2006, the AAI held its annual conference, The IP Grab – The Struggle Between Intellectual Property Rights & Antitrust.  Conference papers from AAI’s June 2006 “IP Grab” symposium are now  available in the Winter 2007 (Vol. 38, No.

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.

<p>AAI Vice-president and Senior Fellow Diana Moss examines the pattern and characteristics of U.S. natural gas pipeline mergers over the last 20 years.

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.

This paper by NYLS professor and AAI Sr. Fellow Rudy Peritz analyzes three claims about intellectual property rights and the implications for the relationship between antitrust and intellectual property rights.