FTC Hearing #3: Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition

The audio files below are from the third session of the FTC Hearings Initiative, an event co-sponsored with the Global Antitrust Institute and held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. For full agenda and other details, see the event webpage.

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Welcome and Introductory Remarks by Commissioner Rohit Chopra

This is an audio recording of the welcome remarks by Commissioner Rohit Chopra at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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The Economics of Multi-Sided Platforms

This is an audio recording of the presentation The Economics of Multi-Sided Platforms at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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Network Effects in Multi-Sided Platforms

This is an audio recording of the presentation Network Effects in Multi-Sided Platforms at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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The Current Economic Understanding of Multi-Sided Platforms

This is an audio recording of the panel discussion: The Current Economic Understanding of Multi-Sided Platforms at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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Multi-Sided Platforms in Action

This is an audio recording of the panel discussion: Multi-Sided Platforms in Action at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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Defining Relevant Markets and Establishing Market Power in Cases Involving Multi-Sided Platforms

This is an audio recording of the panel discussion: Defining Relevant Markets and Establishing Market Power in Cases Involving Multi-Sided Platforms at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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Opening Address by Alan B. Krueger

This is an audio recording of the panel discussion: Opening Address by Alan B. Krueger at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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Economic Evidence of Labor Market Monopsony

This is an audio recording of the panel discussion: Economic Evidence of Labor Market Monopsony at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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Labor Markets and Antitrust Policy

This is an audio recording of the panel discussion: Labor Markets and Antitrust Policy at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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What Can U.S. v. Microsoft Teach About Antitrust and Multi-Sided Platforms?

This is an audio recording of the panel discussion: What Can U.S. v. Microsoft Teach About Antitrust and Multi-Sided Platforms? at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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Do the U.S. and Europe Treat Competition Cases Involving Platforms Differently?

This is an audio recording of the panel discussion: Do the U.S. and Europe Treat Competition Cases Involving Platforms Differently? at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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Nascent Competition: Are Current Levels of Enforcement Appropriate?

This is an audio recording of the panel discussion: Nascent Competition: Are Current Levels of Enforcement Appropriate? at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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Understanding Exclusionary Conduct in Cases Involving Multi-Sided Platforms: Predatory Pricing, Vertical Restraints, and MFN

This is an audio recording of the panel discussion: Understanding Exclusionary Conduct in Cases Involving Multi-Sided Platforms: Predatory Pricing, Vertical Restraints, and MFN at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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Nascent Competition: Investigation and Litigation Considerations

This is an audio recording of the panel discussion: Nascent Competition: Investigation and Litigation Considerations at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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Understanding Exclusionary Conduct in Cases Involving Multi-Sided Platforms: Issues Related to Vertically Integrated Platforms

This is an audio recording of the panel discussion: Understanding Exclusionary Conduct in Cases Involving Multi-Sided Platforms: Issues Related to Vertically Integrated Platforms at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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Closing Remarks by Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg

This is an audio recording of the closing remarks by Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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Nascent Competition: Economic Incentives and Business Strategies of Tech Firms

This is an audio recording of the presentation Nascent Competition: Economic Incentives and Business Strategies of Tech Firms at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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Nascent Competition: The Current Analytical Framework

This is an audio recording of the presentation Nascent Competition: The Current Analytical Framework at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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Nascent Competition: Is the Current Analytical Framework Sufficient?

This is an audio recording of the panel discussion: Nascent Competition: Is the Current Analytical Framework Sufficient? at the third Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, on October 15-17, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Multi-Sided Platforms, Labor Markets, and Potential Competition."

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