Professor Tapped for Federal Panel

Professor John B. Kirkwood is among a distinguished panel scheduled to speak at hearings before the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission.

The agencies will hold the first in a series of joint public hearings designed to examine the antitrust implications of single-firm conduct under the antitrust laws June 20 and June 22 in Washington, D.C. The public hearings, which will continue throughout the year, will examine whether and when specific types of single-firm conduct may violate Section 2 of the Sherman Act by harming competition and consumer welfare and when they are pro-competitive or benign.

Kirkwood will speak the afternoon of June 22 about predatory pricing.

Professor Kirkwood is co-editor of Research in Law and Economics and a member of the Board of Advisors of the American Antitrust Institute. He has edited two books and published numerous articles, most recently in the Antitrust Law Journal. After graduating magna cum laude and with honors of exceptional distinction in economics from Yale, he received a master’s degree in public policy from the Kennedy School and a law degree from Harvard, where he was an editor of the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Before joining the faculty at Seattle University, he directed two antitrust policy offices and the premerger notification program at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., and managed antitrust cases and investigations at the FTC’s Seattle office.

Further information about the Section 2 hearings will be posted on the FTC’s Web site, and the Antitrust Division’s Web site.

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