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Thursday, July 21 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Future of Online Markets

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Technology companies, operating as facilitators between buyers and sellers, have created new spaces for a wide variety of commercial transactions. But regulators and lawmakers argue that large firms, such as Amazon and Google, have exploited their position within the market. Government officials claim that, with the aid of network effects and power asymmetries, these firms have insulated their market power to the detriment of consumers, small businesses, and innovation.  This session will examine current antitrust proposals advancing through Congress — including those that supporters hope will pass in July — and their potential impact on major digital services (E.g. app stores) and the consumer experience.

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Ben Brody

Reporter, Protocol

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Carl Szabo

VP and General Counsel, NetChoice
As Vice President and General Counsel, Carl analyzes, advocates, and testifies on tech-related legislative and regulatory initiatives relevant to online companies. Carl is also an adjunct professor of internet law at the George Mason Antonin Scalia Law School.Before joining NetChoice... Read More →
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Charlotte Slaiman

Competition Policy Director, Public Knowledge
Charlotte is the Competition Policy Director at Public Knowledge. Prior to joining Public Knowledge, Charlotte worked in the Anticompetitive Practices Division of the Federal Trade Commission, investigating and litigating antitrust conduct violations, including the 2017 case against... Read More →
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Will Duffield

Policy Analyst, Cato Institute
Will Duffield is a policy analyst in the Cato Institute’s Center for Representative Government, where he studies speech and internet governance. His research focuses on the web of government regulation and private rules that govern Americans’ speech online... Read More →

Thursday July 21, 2022 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT
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