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Nov 15

Twelfth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale will host a two-day conference to bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC's antitrust, consumer protection, and public policy missions. Those fields include...
Nov 14

Twelfth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale will host a two-day conference to bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC's antitrust, consumer protection, and public policy missions. Those fields include...
Aug 7

Inside the Game: Unlocking the Consumer Issues Surrounding Loot Boxes

The staff of the Federal Trade Commission will examine consumer protection issues related to video game loot boxes at a public workshop on August 7, 2019, in Washington, DC. Loot boxes are in-game rewards that contain a random assortment of virtual items (loot) to assist a player...
Jul 16

Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Repair Restrictions

Staff of the Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on July 16, 2019 to examine ways in which manufacturers may limit third-party repairs and is seeking research focused on such limitations.
Jun 27

PrivacyCon 2019

The FTC will be hosting its fourth annual PrivacyCon on June 27, 2019. For PrivacyCon 2019, the FTC is seeking research presentations on a wide range of consumer privacy and security issues, with a particular focus on the economics driving those issues. The call for presentations ...
Jun 18

A Health Check on COPAs: Assessing the Impact of Certificates of Public Advantage in Healthcare Markets

On June 18, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop to assess the impact of certificates of public advantage (“COPAs”) on prices, quality, access, and innovation for healthcare services. This workshop is part of a broader COPA Assessment Project announced in...
Jun 12

FTC Hearing #14: Roundtable with State Attorneys General

The Federal Trade Commission will hold the 14th session of its Hearings Initiative at Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska on June 12, 2019. This will conclude the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.
Jun 11

Online Event Tickets Workshop

The workshop, first announced in October, was originally set to take place in March, but has been rescheduled due to the extended government shutdown.The workshop will explore consumer protection issues in the online ticket marketplace for events, such as concerts and sporting events...
May 31

Cmr. Phillips gives opening keynote at Global Antitrust Economics Conference

FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will give the opening keynote address at the Global Antitrust Economics Conference, New York University Stern School of Business, New York, NY, 9:00 a.m. EDT.
May 15

BCP Director Andrew Smith keynote speech at COMPLY 2019 Conference

Andrew Smith, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, will give the keynote speech on law enforcement priorities for Fintech, at the COMPLY 2019 Conference. New York, NY
May 15

Chmn. Simons participates in International Competition Network’s Annual Conference

FTC Chairman Joseph Simons will participate in the International Competition Network’s Annual Conference. Cartagena, Colombia
May 14

Cmr. Slaughter keynote speaker before Center for American Progress program "Antitrust and Health Care Providers"

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will be the keynote speaker before a Center for American Progress program entitled Antitrust and Health Care Providers. 1333 H Street, NW, Washington, DC
May 14

Cmr. Chopra remarks at ABA Antitrust Section program “Pharmaceutical Rebate Walls: the Antitrust Risks”

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra will deliver remarks at the ABA Antitrust Section’s program on pharmaceutical rebate walls. The offices of Wilson Sonsini, 1700 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006. 12:00 p.m. More information here.
May 9

Cmr. Phillips participant in roundtable at the ABA’s Antitrust in the Americas 2019

FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will be speaking about cross-border competition enforcement at the ABA’s Antitrust in the Americas 2019: "Enforcers Roundtable: Devil is in the Detail." Buenos Aires, Argentina, 3:30 PM local time (ET +1)
May 8

Chmn. Simons testifies before House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce

FTC Chairman Joe Simons and Commissioners will testify before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce. Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2123, Washington, DC
May 8

Strictly Business: An FTC Forum on Small Business Financing

The Federal Trade Commission hosted a forum on small business financing on May 8, 2019, to examine trends and consumer protection issues in this marketplace, including the recent proliferation of online loans and alternative financing products.
May 7

Facebook Live event on student loan debt relief scams

On Tues., May 7 at 7:00 p.m. ET, the FTC will host a Facebook Live event on student loan debt relief scams.
May 7

Chmn. Simons testifies before House Subcommittee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government

FTC Chairman Joe Simons will testify before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government. Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 138, Washington, DC
May 3

Cmr. Slaughter speech at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2019

FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will be speaking at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2019: “Privacy and Antitrust: Regulating a Digital Economy.” Marriott Marquis, 901 MassachusettsAve., NW, Washington, DC
May 3

Cmr. Phillips a participant in roundtable at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2019

FTC Commissioner Noah Joshua Phillips will be speaking about enforcement, privacy operations management, and trans-border data flow at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2019: "A Regulators' Conversation: The View from the CNIL and the FTC." Marriot Marquis Salon M, Level M4, 901...

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