Non-digital market concentration: Do we need new approaches to antitrust policy?

Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EDT

On Wednesday, September 21, the Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets will hold an event to examine antitrust policy in non-digital industries. While digital markets have received outsized attention in recent years, market concentration in more traditional industries such as meat processing, baby formula, and agricultural production has been increasingly problematic. Not only does high market concentration lead to higher prices and less choice for consumers but it can create supply chain bottlenecks that impede the availability of critical products.

Timothy Wu, special assistant to the president for technology and competition policy, will share his thoughts on the Biden administration’s current antitrust policies. Following Wu’s remarks, a panel of current and former antitrust regulators—Bill Baer of the Federal Trade Commission review team, Edith Ramirez of Hogan Lovells, and Howard Shelanski of David Polk & Wardwell and Georgetown—will share their reactions and thoughts on antitrust policy in non-digital markets.

Viewers can submit questions for our speakers in advance and follow along with the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #Antitrust or via email at

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