Avishalom Tor delivers lecture, 'Behavioral Lessons for Antitrust Enforcement,' to DOJ's Antitrust Division

Author: Denise Wager

Avishalom Tor 2019

Avishalom Tor, professor of law and director of the Research Program on Law and Market Behavior at Notre Dame Law School, delivered a virtual lecture earlier this summer to lawyers and economists of the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country.

The lecture was part of a series exploring new frontiers in economics and competition policy. Professor Tor’s talk, “Behavioral Lessons for Antitrust Enforcement,” challenged attendees to think about antitrust enforcement in new ways and to consider the application of empirical behavioral findings to antitrust law and policy.

He introduced the key findings of behavioral antitrust and explored its implications for doctrine and enforcement across the field, in areas ranging from horizontal restraints, through market power and monopolization, to vertical restraints and merger policy. The lecture concluded by showing how behavioral antitrust challenges the very foundations of antitrust law, followed by a question-and-answer session with the participants.

A video of the presentation is embedded below. The accompanying slides are available via SSRN.