Antitrust and the Evolution of Business Strategy: New and Emergent Business Models

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Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Virtual Seminar via Zoom

The past decade has witnessed the emergence and growth of many new business models as firms seek to differentiate themselves on either the cost or the demand side of markets. These strategies have produced dramatic changes in the manner in which consumers acquire goods and services. They have also led to a dramatic restructuring of numerous industries, and have increasingly become the focus of US and EU antitrust authorities.

In this new 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.

On February 11, 2021, we led the first (necessarily virtual) event in a series that will explore new business models and the innovations that underlie them, identify the antitrust concerns they can raise, and consider how conflicts between business strategy and antitrust might be mitigated.

This event was moderated by John Mayo and Mark Whitener of the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy. The panelists include:

  • Dennis Carlton, David McDaniel Keller Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
  • Marco Iansiti, David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
  • Anita McGahan, University Professor, University of Toronto; Professor of Strategic Management and George E. Connell Chair in Organizations & Society, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Video Footage of the Event

This forum was 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.