FTC Hearing 8: Dec. 6 Remarks by FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra; Presentations on Common Ownership; Theories of Competitive Harm from Common Ownership; and Econometric Evidence of Competitive Harm from Common Ownership

The Federal Trade Commission held the eighth session of its Hearings Initiative with a one-day hearing at the New York University School of Law in New York City on December 6, 2018.

This is a video recording of:

  • Remarks by FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra
  • Presentations on Common Ownership: Daniel P. O’Brien, Compass Lexecon; and Martin Schmalz, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
  • Panel discussion: Theories of Competitive Harm from Common Ownership
    • Einer R. Elhauge, Harvard University Law School
    • Scott Hemphill, New York University School of Law
    • Menesh S. Patel, University of California, Davis, School of Law
    • William H. Rooney, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    • Fiona M. Scott Morton, Yale University School of Management
  • Panel discussion: Econometric Evidence of Competitive Harm from Common Ownership
    • Christopher Conlon, New York University Stern School of Business
    • Serafin J. Grundl, Federal Reserve Board
    • Daniel P. O’Brien, Compass Lexecon
    • Nancy L. Rose, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Economics
    • Martin Schmalz, University of Michigan Ross School of Business

The day’s panels examined concerns that acquisitions and holdings of non-controlling ownership interests in competing companies, for example by institutional investors, may have anticompetitive effects.

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