The 3rd Annual Conference on The Law and Economics of Innovation

Presented by George Mason University and Microsoft™

Agenda

The Law and Economics of Innovation:
Online Markets vs. Traditional Markets

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Morning Session

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:45 am - 9:00 am Introductions
9:00 am - 9:30 am Opening Keynote featuring
William E. Kovacic, Federal Trade Commissioner
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Panel I: Economic Forces at Work in Online and Traditional Markets

Moderator: Michael R. Baye
Presenters: Peter Klein – Does the New Economy Need a New Economics?
Thomas W. Hazlett – The Role of Exclusive Spectrum Rights in Wireless Network Innovations: Of Newtons, Blackberries, iPhones & G-Phones
Eric Goldman – The Economics of Reputational Information
10:30 am - 10:50 am Q&A
10:50 am - 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Panel II: The Regulation of Online Commerce

Moderator: Joshua Wright
Presenters: Florencia Marotta-Wurgler – Does Anyone Read Fine Print? A Test of the Informed Minority Hypothesis
Howard Beales – Public Goods, Private Information, and Anonymous Transactions: Providing a Safe and Interesting Internet
Peter Swire – Privacy and Antitrust
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Q&A
12:20 pm Break for lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch featuring Keynote Speaker
Susan Athey, Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Afternoon Session

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Panel III: Online Exceptionalism?: Law and Economics in Cyberspace

Moderator: Geoffrey Manne
Presenters: Philip J. Weiser — Re-evaluating the Theory and Realities of Online Contracts
Randal C. Picker — The Mediated Book
F. Scott Kieff — Commerce in the Shadow of the Commons: Business Models in Cyberspace
2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Q&A
2:50 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Industry/Regulator Roundtable

Moderator: Christopher Wolf, Partner and Co-Chair, Privacy and Data Security Practice Group, Hogan & Hartson
Participants: Susan DeSanti, Director of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission
Emmett O'Keefe, Director, Federal Public Policy, Amazon.com, Inc.
Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Corp.
4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Q&A
4:20 pm - 4:30 pm Closing remarks
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Reception

Microsoft

George Mason University