George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Economics Institute on Understanding Digital Markets & Antitrust

Event Details

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  • Venue: The Westin Arlington Gateway
  • Division: The Henry G. Manne Program in Law & Economics Studies, The Judicial Education Program

With the increasing importance of the intersection of digital markets, antitrust law, and privacy, we are proud to have hosted the inaugural Economics Institute on Understanding Digital Markets & Antitrust. This program was co-sponsored with the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI), which is a leading academic center on antitrust here at Scalia Law. This four-day program offered an in-depth treatment of key topics including network effects, multisided platforms, open v. closed ecosystems, advertising networks, online privacy, big data, and the role of market power in digital markets. Through intensive classroom lectures and discussions, judges and academics were given a solid grounding in these topics from an economics point of view. The practical relevance of these disciplines was emphasized through the interactive analysis of numerous cases.  Instructors include Scalia Law professors and guest instructors who specialize in teaching economics concepts to audiences that have no prior exposure to economics.

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