Last Call for Call for Papers: Antitrust and Competition Symposium

Posted by Katelyn Jackson, community karma 31

The 2022 University of Memphis Law Review Symposium seeks papers and presenters to explore whether existing antitrust law is sufficient to govern a 21st Century digital economy. Topics for discussion and analysis might include:

  • Is the modern consumer welfare standard too focused on short-term consumer price effects at the expense of longer term effects on innovation, quality, and consumer choice?
  • Are current merger control provisions sufficient to protect emerging or nascent competition, or take into account potential vertical competition concerns?
  • Are current antitrust rules applicable to a monopolist’s acquisition and use of big data?
  • Are current concepts of market definition, market power, and anticompetitive conduct adequate for the modern digital economy?
  • When anticompetitive conduct is found under traditional antitrust rules, are currently available remedies sufficient in the modern digital economy?
  • Does antitrust in the modern digital economy need to be broadened to consider factors like wage and income inequality, political power, and free speech?
  • Are current proposals to amend the U.S. antitrust laws appropriate, and are there potentially useful examples from abroad that should be considered here?