Discussion: View Thread

Panel Discussion on Hot Topics in Platform Competition

  • 1.  Panel Discussion on Hot Topics in Platform Competition

    Posted 27 days ago

    We invite academics and PhD students in business schools studying platforms to join us for a panel discussion on hot topics regarding platform competition followed by virtual small table discussions with leading platform academics and former government agency senior leadership from antitrust agencies to discuss research gaps and their application to platform policy debates on competition and privacy.

    We are looking to create an environment that encourages research of hot topics in platforms that might be relevant to broader policy.

    Please feel free to forward this event information to colleagues, friends, and PhD students. We will provide the virtual meeting link to confirmed registrants closer to the event date.

    Please use this link to register: https://platformtech2020.eventbrite.com ​


    Friday, July 10, 2020 : 10:30am-12pm EST

    Opening remarks

    • FTC Commissioner Christine Wilson

    Panel on antitrust and hot issues in platform tech

    • Anindya Ghose (NYU)
    • Daniel Sokol (University of Florida)
    • Catherine Tucker (MIT)
    • Feng Zhu (HBS)

    Breakout Session tables with the practitioner and academic table hosts. The purpose of the breakout sessions is to create lively discussions in which professors and practitioners can discuss hot issues in platform competition that brings the worlds of theory and practice together.


    • Renata Hesse (former Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice Antitrust Division)
    • Bruce Hoffman (former Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission)
    • Paul Johnson (former Chief Economist, Canadian Competition Bureau)
    • Kai-Uwe Kuhn (former Chief Economist, DG Competition (European Commission))
    • Vinicius Marques de Carvalho (former President, Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (Brazil))
    • Tim Muris (former Chairman, Federal Trade Commission)
    • Hideo Nakajima (former Director General, Japan Fair Trade Commission)


    • Anthony Dukes (USC)
    • Marco Iansiti (HBS)
    • Tobias Kretschmer (LMU Munich)
    • Karim Lakhani (HBS)
    • Anja Lambrecht (LBS)
    • Aija Leiponen (Cornell)
    • Geoff Parker (Dartmouth)
    • Rob Seamans (NYU)
    • Rahul Telang (Carnegie Mellon)
    • Marshall Van Alstyne (BU)

    The event is co-sponsored by the University of Florida Digital Markets Initiative, University of Florida Competition Policy Initiative, University of Florida Department of Information Systems and Operations Management (Warrington College of Business), and University of Florida Levin College of Law.

    Feng Zhu
    Harvard University
    Boston, MA 02138