Featuring Sam Bowman, Jessica Melugin, John Tamny, and Joshua Wright

U.S. Antitrust law is under pressure to reinvent itself to take on ‘Big Tech.’ The consumer harm standard is in danger of being abandoned for a more European-style approach to regulation. Join CEI for a lively online discussion about who will write the next chapter of U.S. antitrust law and what that means for the economy’s most dynamic sector. 

Sam Bowman, Director of Competition Policy, International Center for Law & Economics

Kent Lassman, President, CEI

Jessica Melugin, Director of the Center for Technology & Innovation, CEI

John Tamny, Vice President, FreedomWorks

Joshua D. Wright, Executive Director, Global Antitrust Institute

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 pm EST

Register:  https://cei-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ym8SzWq2Sj-NarLrQ2Kp8w

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Sam Bowman is Director of Competition Policy at the International Center for Law & Economics. He is the former Executive Director of the Adam Smith Institute in London and a current principal at Fingleton Associates. Along with his expertise in economics and policy analysis, Sam has proven success in nonprofit leadership, program development, coalition building, and stakeholder engagement.

John Tamny is Vice President at FreedomWorks, where he heads the Center for Economic Freedom. He is Political Economy editor at Forbes, senior economic advisor to Toreador Research & Trading, and editor of RealClearMarkets.com. Tamny is the author of several books including Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You About Economics. Previously, Tamny worked in private wealth management for Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs. He received a BA in government from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.

Joshua D. Wright is the Executive Director of the Global Antitrust Institute and holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics at George Mason University. On January 1, 2013, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Professor Wright as a member of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), following his nomination by President Obama. He rejoined Scalia Law School as a full-time member of the faculty in Fall 2015. Professor Wright is a leading scholar in antitrust law, economics, intellectual property, and consumer protection, and has published more than 100 articles and book chapters, co-authored a leading antitrust casebook, and edited several book volumes focusing on these issues. Professor Wright also served on the editorial board of the Supreme Court Economic Review, the Antitrust Law Journal, and the International Review of Law and Economics.

Kent Lassman hosts and moderates the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Online Event series. His day job as CEI president and CEO involves managing the organization’s operations and overseeing strategy for policy, communications, and development. Since CEI’s Online Event series began in early 2020, Lassman has interviewed policymakers and leading thinkers, including Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), then-EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, National Review’s Kevin Williamson, and Harvard’s Cass Sunstein. 

Jessica Melugin is Director of the Center for Technology & Innovation at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Her research focuses on technology issues including antitrust, online privacy, Internet taxation, telecommunications, social media content and net neutrality regulation.

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