FTC Hearing #5: Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law (Audio)

The audio files below are from the fifth session of the FTC Hearings Initiative, which Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 2018. For full agenda and other details, see the event webpage.

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Introductory Remarks by FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips

This is an audio recording of the introductory remarks by FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips at the fifth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 2018. The theme of the hearing was “Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law.”

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Presentations: Consumer Welfare Standard

This is an audio recording of several presentations about the Consumer Welfare Standard at the fifth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 2018. The theme of the hearing was “Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law.”

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Vertical Mergers Presentation (Presentation)

This is an audio recording of the presentation Vertical Mergers by Steven Salop at the fifth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 2018. The theme of the hearing was “Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law.”

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The Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust Law (Session 2)

This is an audio recording of the second session on the Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust Law at the fifth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 2018. The theme of the hearing was “Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law.”

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Vertical Mergers (Session 1)

This is an audio recording of the first session on Vertical Mergers at the fifth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 2018. The theme of the hearing was “Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law.”

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Closing Remarks by FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson

This is an audio recording of the closing remarks by FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson at the fifth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 2018. The theme of the hearing was “Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law.”

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Vertical Mergers (Session 2)

This is an audio recording of the second session on Vertical Mergers at the fifth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 2018. The theme of the hearing was “Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law.”

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Presentations on Alternatives to the Consumer Welfare Standard

This is an audio recording of several presentations on Alternatives to the Consumer Welfare Standard at the fifth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 2018. The theme of the hearing was “Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law.”

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The Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust Law (Session 1)

This is an audio recording of the first session on the Consumer Welfare Standard in Antitrust Law at the fifth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. on November 1, 2018. The theme of the hearing was “Vertical Merger Analysis and the Role of the Consumer Welfare Standard in U.S. Antitrust Law.”

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