Webinar Video

Reinvigorating Antitrust: Citizens, not just Consumers

A conversation between Lina Khan & Daron Acemoglu

FTC Chair Lina Khan has promoted a major effort to apply US antitrust laws as originally crafted, to pursue the interests of all citizens, workers, farmers, small businesses – and protect them from exploitation by corporate power. Daron Acemoglu, MIT and CEPR, has studied the dynamics of power and technology, and their impact on workers and democracy in multiple seminal contributions.

The conversation between these two superstars, moderated by Cristina Caffarra, University College London, looked at the role of antitrust as a key tool to keep corporate power in check, what economics is interesting and useful to regulators dealing with power today, and how to think of innovation and AI.