Presented by George Mason University and Microsoft
This third conference in the Law and Economics of Innovation series will focus on Online Markets vs.Traditional Markets. We will address the economics of online markets and their regulation, in particular by assessing whether and how online markets differ from traditional markets. There are, of course, obvious differences between the local grocery store and eBay, and between Google and the local Yellow Pages. We will explore the nature of these differences and their implications, if any, for how online markets are organized and regulated. We will address these questions first by returning to basics—by looking into the economic forces at work in online and traditional product markets. Next, we will consider the levers of regulation most important to online markets and whether the design of these regulations reflects the underlying economic realities. Finally, we take head-on the question of “online exceptionalism,” asking about the policy implications of non-traditional online business models and non-traditional markets.
Approved 4.0 CLE credit hours by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.
8:00 am - 8:45 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 4:30 pm: Conference
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Reception
950 North Stafford Street
Arlington, VA (Directions)
Federal Trade Commissioner
Professor of Economics,