Antitrust and the Evolution of Business Strategy: Evolving Approaches to Pricing

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Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual Seminar via Zoom

In this Georgetown on the Hill series, “Antitrust and the Evolution of Business Strategy,” we explore the interplay between evolving business strategies and antitrust policy with goals of better understanding both.

New technologies and business models have given rise to evolving methods of pricing, as firms seek to capture value in innovative ways. In this program, a panel of experts will examine a range of pricing issues including nominally zero-priced services offered in exchange for data, pricing below cost, and the role of pricing algorithms.  Panelists will explore the business rationales for these and other pricing methods as well as the antitrust issues they can raise, focusing on the key role that pricing and margins often play in the antitrust analysis of issues such as market power and anticompetitive conduct.

Mark Whitener, Senior Policy Fellow, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy will moderate the panel discussion.

Panelists include:

  • Andrei Hagiu, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Questrom School of Business, Boston University
  • Daniel Rubinfeld, Robert L. Bridges Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley; and Professor of Law, New York University
  • Koren Wong-Ervin, Partner, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

This forum is part of the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy’s Georgetown on the Hill series at which we convene policymakers, academics, and industry experts to discuss important economic policy issues of the day.