Moderator and Panellist Disclosures

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New Industrial Policy, Competitiveness, Competition: Framing the Trade-Offs, 3 June 2024

Within the last three years, Cristina Caffarra has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Within the last three years, Nathaniel Lane has received a research grant from the Sloan Foundation and research support from Brian Kahin, Fellow at Technology Policy & Research Initiative at Boston University,  for basic empirical research on industrial policy, research support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for the empirical analysis of industrial policy, and payment from the EBRD as an external academic consultant.

Within the last three years, Andreas Mundt has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Within the last three years, René Repasi has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Within the last three years, Tommaso Valletti has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Reinvigorating Antitrust: Citizens, not just Consumers, 24 March 2024

Within the last three years, Daron Acemoglu has received funding from the Sloan Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Bradley Foundation, and the Smith Richardson Foundation on topics related to democracy, technology and inequality.

Within the last three years, Cristina Caffarra has provided advice to the following clients on matters related to those covered by the RPN: Amazon, Apple, Liberty Global, Microsoft, Nexi, Uber, Virgin Media.

Within the last three years, Lina Khan has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Beyond Leveraging: Ecosystem Theories of Harm in Digital Mergers, 14 September 2023 

Within the last three years, Luis Cabral has been the expert on the Microsoft - Activision merger case (one of the cases), an expert for the plaintiffs. 

Within the last three years, Cristina Caffarra has advised multiple clients, several with a potential financial interest in the Guidelines–including Microsoft (on multiple deals), Amazon (on multiple deals) and Apple, among others. She also advised the FTC in the Meta/Within case. 

Within the last three years, Vasco M Carvalho has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Within the last three years, Daniele Condorelli has received research funding from Compass Lexecon on behalf of Nvidia and Telefonica.  

Within the last three years, Tomaso Duso has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Within the last three years, Luise Eisfeld had no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Within the last three years Matt Elliott has been compensated by Keystone Strategy and Frontier Economics for research related to the future possible evolution of merger guidelines, and on a paid study into the value of news to digital platforms published by the News Media Association. He has also received research and institutional support from the European Research Council and the Keynes Fund for matters related to topics discussed at this event.

Within the last three years, Daniel Ershov had no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Within the last three years, Chiara Farronato has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Within the last three years, Andrea Galeotti, has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Within the last three years, Reinhold Kesler has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.  

Within the last three years, Igor Letina has consulted for Microsoft (through Charles River Associates). Igor Letina is a member of the Swiss Competition Commission.

Within the last three years, Martin Peitz has advised public authorities (ACCC and Cofece among others) on related issues. He was Research Fellow of CERRE and wrote reports about issues in digital; CERRE receives funding from tech companies among others. He has co-authored the book The economics of platforms: Concepts and strategy for which he receives royalties.

Within the last three years, Bruno Pellegrino had no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Within the last three years, Patrick Rey has consulted for two manufacturers of electronic components and for Booking.com on matters related to those covered by the RPN. He has also received research and institutional support from the European Research Council and from the Foundation Jean-Jacques Laffont – TSE on matters related to topics discussed at this event.

Within the last three years, Regina Seibel has been involved in a research project using data provided by Amazon but has no current or further prior relationship with Amazon. The research project does not relate to digital mergers.  

Within the last three years, Shiva Shekhar has worked with Compass Lexecon on the Nvidia-ARM merger case and now consults (in a limited capacity) as an academic on research papers for Compass Lexecon.

Within the last three years, Tommaso Valletti has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.  

Within the last three years, as Chief Economic Advisor at the UK Competition and Markets Authority, Mike Walker regularly works on merger cases, some of which are international in scope and so likely to be impacted by the US merger guidelines. 

Within the last three years, Hans Zenger has regularly been involved in assessing digital mergers for the European Commission, including almost all currently ongoing digital mergers notified to the Commission. 

The New FTC_DOJ Draft Merger Guidelines: A Discussion with Susan Athey and Aviv Nevo, 31 August 2023

Within the last three years, Susan Athey has served as chief economist at the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice since July 2022.  She is also the faculty director of the Golub Capital Social Impact Lab at Stanford GSB, which uses the technology toolkit for social impact applications, and she was formerly an associate faculty director of the Stanford Institute for Human Centered Artificial Intelligence.   She previously served on the boards of directors of several public and private technology companies, and provided consulting for a variety of technology companies. 

Within the last three years, Cristina Caffarra has advised multiple clients, several with a potential financial interest in the Guidelines–including Microsoft (on multiple deals), Amazon (on multiple deals) and Apple, among others. She also advised the FTC in the Meta/Within case. 

Within the last three years,  Aviv Nevo has served as the Director of the Bureau of Economics at the FTC since January of 2023, where he regularly works and supervisees work on merger that will be impacted by the US merger Guidelines. Prior to joining the FTC, he advised antitrust agencies, merging parties, and third parties on mergers that are likely impacted by the US merger Guidelines.

Within the last three years, Tommaso Valletti has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.  

Within the last three years, as Chief Economic Advisor at the UK Competition and Markets Authority, Mike Walker regularly works on merger cases, some of which are international in scope and so likely to be impacted by the US merger guidelines. 

Within the last three years, Hans Zenger, as the European Commission‘s Chief Economist Team Head of Unit and responsible for merger control, regularly worked on many current cases concerning the subject matter.

Gen AI & Market Power: What Role for Antitrust Regulators?, 12 July 2023 

Within the last three years, Daron Acemoglu had no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Susan Athey has served as chief economist at the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice for the past year.  Prior to that, within the last three years, she received research funding or performed consulting for companies associated with generative artificial intelligence, Microsoft and Meta.  The research and consulting projects did not relate to generative artificial intelligence.  She is also the faculty director of the Golub Capital Social Impact Lab at Stanford GSB, which uses the technology toolkit for social impact applications, and she was formerly an associate faculty director of the Stanford Institute for Human Centered Artificial Intelligence.   

Within the last three years, Cristina Caffarra has worked against Google and Meta for governments and clients on multiple matters. She has worked for Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Uber, again on multiple matters, and for NewsCorp and Telegraph Media Group on matters relating to the value of news.

Within the last three years, Joshua Gans has drawn on the findings of his research for both compensated speaking engagements and consulting engagements. He has written the books Prediction Machines and Innovation + Equality on the economics of AI for which he receives royalties. He is also chief economist of the Creative Destruction Lab, a University of Toronto-based program that helps seed stage companies, from which he receives compensation. He conducts consulting on anti-trust and intellectual property matters with an association with Charles River Associates and his ownership of Core Economic Research Ltd. He also has equity and advisory relationships with a number of startup firms.

Within the last three years, Andreas Mundt has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Within the last three years, Tommaso Valletti had no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Competition Policy & Media Plurality RPN Joint Event on News Bargaining Codes, 4 April 2023

Within the last three years, Charles Angelucci has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Within the last three years, Cristina Caffarra has provided advice to the following clients on matters related to those covered by the RPN: Advent, Amazon, Apple, Bain, Blackstone, Broadcom, Bytedance, Celanese, Daimler, Fox, KKR, Liberty Global, Microsoft, Newscorp, Nexi, PayPal, Refinitiv, Sky, Telenor, Telefonica, TomTom, Uber, Virgin Media.

Within the last three years, Julia Cagé has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Within the last three years, Paul Deegan has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Within the last three years, Louis Dreyfus has had no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event, except for Group Le Monde and its subsidiaries. 

Within the last three years, Marita Freimane has received research support from the Economic Security Project. 

Withing the last three years, Rod Sims has been appointed as an Expert Adviser to the UK Competition and Market Authority.

Within the last three years, Robert Somogyi has received research support from the NET Institute. 

Within the last three years, Tommaso Valletti has consulted for the UK Competition and Market Authority.

Privacy & Antitrust Event, June 17, 2021

What follows are the disclosures for the moderators and panellists for this event 1 : Within the last three years, Cristina Caffarra has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event. Please see the CEPR Competition Policy RPN’s disclosure page for the names of clients she has advised in the last three years on topics outside those being discussed in this event.

Within the last three years, Gregory S. Crawford has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event. Please see the CEPR Competition Policy RPN’s disclosure page for the names of clients he has advised in the last three years on topics outside those being discussed in this event.

Within the last three years, Alessandro Acquisti has consulted with government agencies on privacy issues, and has been part of a research team at Carnegie Mellon university that received a grant from NortonLifeLock to investigate public privacy protective behaviours. He has no other engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event. Please see https://www.heinz.cmu.edu/~acquisti/coi.htm for a list of current and past grants, and current and past positions.

Within the last three years, Jason Kint has provided advice to all members of Digital Content Next on matters related to both privacy / data protection and competition policy. DCN is a U.S.-based non-profit member association exclusively focused on the needs of digital content publishers. DCN members include New York Times, BBC, Financial Times, NewsCorp, The Guardian, Axel Springer, Washington Post, Disney, NBCUniversal, NPR, FOX, ViacomCBS, Politico, VOX Media, Economist, PBS, Conde Nast. Full member roster may be found at https://digitalcontentnext.org/membership/members/. Neither DCN or Jason have performed any work outside of DCN’s membership or have they done any work for Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, Apple in the last three years.

Within the last three years, Johnny Ryan has no engagements or affiliations to disclose related to topics discussed at this event.

Within the last three years, as it relates to matters to discussed at today's event, Dina Srinivasan has consulted for the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, News Corporation, and private parties pursuing antitrust claims against Facebook.

Footnotes

  1. Given the safeguards in place at their employers ensuring no conflicts of interest, disclosures are not provided for moderators and panelists currently working for competition authorities or similar governmental bodies.