Law Review Symposium 2022: Law and Labor Market Power

Add to Calendar 2022-05-06 09:00:00 2022-05-06 17:00:00 Law Review Symposium 2022: Law and Labor Market Power Event details: - University of Chicago Law School America/Chicago public
Room V
1111 East 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637
Open to the public

Labor market power is a hotly debated issue that has garnered increasing scholarly attention in legal academia. With market power comes questions of regulation. This Symposium will explore how law can address and regulate the labor market to respond to its failures. The Law Review will bring together perspectives from law, economics, history, and sociology. Scholars will engage with antitrust enforcement, unionization, and other means of workplace regulation. 


Breakfast (8:00–9:00 a.m.)

Opening Remarks (9:00–9:15 a.m.)

  • Thomas Miles, University of Chicago
  • Caroline Veniero, University of Chicago Law Review
  • Ariana Vaisey, University of Chicago Law Review

Panel 1: Antitrust (9:15–10:45 a.m.)
Moderator: Randal Picker, University of Chicago

  • Worker Welfare and Antitrust
    Herbert Hovenkamp, 
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Antitrust Worker Protections: Rejecting Multi-Market Balancing as a Justification for Anticompetitive Harms to Workers
    Laura Alexander, American Antitrust Institute & Steven Salop, 
    Georgetown University
  • Horizontal Collusion and Parallel Wage-Setting in Labor Markets
    Jonathan Masur, 
    University of Chicago & Eric A. Posner, University of Chicago  

Break (10:45–11:00 a.m.)

Panel 2: Unionization (11:00–12:15 p.m.)
Moderator: Aneil Kovvali, University of Chicago

  • Employee Replacement Options and Labor Market Power
    Cynthia Estlund, 
    New York University
  • A Two-Legged Stool: Liberal Markets and Elusive Tripartism in the United States
    César F. Rosado Marzán, 
    University of Iowa

Lunch Break (12:15–1:30 p.m.)

Panel 3: Market Regulation (1:30–3:00 p.m.)
Moderator: Joshua Macey, University of Chicago

  • Labor Market Regulation and Worker Power
    Hiba Hafiz, 
    Boston College & Ioana Marinescu, University of Pennsylvania 
  • On Firms
    Sanjukta Paul, 
    Wayne State University
  • Coercive Rideshare Practices at the Intersection of Antitrust and Consumer Protection Law in the Gig Economy
    Marshall Steinbaum, 
    University of Utah & Christopher Peterson, University of Utah

Break (3:00–3:15 p.m.)

Panel 4: Alternative Perspectives and Critiques (3:15–4:45 p.m.)
Moderator: Michal Gal, University of Haifa 

  • Restructuring American Antitrust Law: Institutionalist Economics and the Antitrust Labor Immunity, 1890-1940s (History)
    Laura Phillips Sawyer, 
    University of Georgia
  • Conflict of Laws? Tensions Between Antitrust and Labor Law (Sociology)
    Matthew Dimick, 
    University of Buffalo 
  • Labour Market Concentration and Competition Policy Across the Atlantic (International Law)
    Cristina Volpin, 
    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Closing (4:45–5:00 p.m.)