New York, NY, October 08, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webinars announced today that Dr. Richard T. Rapp, Special Consultant, National Economic Research Associates, Inc. will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webinar entitled: “New Antitrust & Competition Policy Guidelines”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on October 30th, 2008, Thursday, at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2008_Antitrust.html)
New Antitrust Policies – A Forward Look
The upcoming presidential election in the United States represents an opportunity for a new administration to revise the country's approach to antitrust. Will we have a revival in agency antitrust enforcement activity and is one needed? The American Antitrust Institute recently published its transition report on competition policy, providing antitrust watchers one view on what might be in the antitrust enforcement pipeline.
The Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders to discuss AAI’s report and other sources to help give the public a forward look at what they may expect to see in terms of future antitrust enforcement activity. The speakers will present their expert opinions in a two-hour Live Webinar.
About Dr. Richard T. Rapp
Dr. Rapp served as President of NERA from 1988 through 2005. Under his leadership, the firm grew to global scale with expansions into Europe, Asia, Australia, and within the U.S. He left this role at the end of 2005 to focus his full attention on the consulting work in the economics of antitrust, intellectual property, and complex commercial litigation he performed during his years as President. His approach to solving clients’ problems has often benefited from the distinctive pairing of his expertise in economics and experience as a business leader.
Dr. Rapp specializes in the economics of:
• High-technology antitrust
• Market power
• Complex business valuation and damages estimation
• Licensing, standard-setting, and royalty rate determination
• Intangible asset valuation
Dr. Rapp has consulted on and testified about numerous industries, including health care, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, semiconductors, computers, storage media, financial services, payment systems, music, books, advertising and promotion media, textile fibers, food franchise, and marine engines, among many others.
He has presented studies and testified before the US Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the International Trade Commission, and numerous Federal District Courts.
In addition to serving as NERA’s President and Chair of its Board of Directors and Management Committee, for many years Dr. Rapp also served on the Boards and Management Committees of NERA’s parent, Mercer Consulting Group, and of the Legal Aid Society.
Prior to joining NERA Dr. Rapp was an Associate Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an award-winning author of books and articles on trade rivalry and economic decline.
Dr. Rapp’s articles have been published in Antitrust Law Journal, Journal of World Intellectual Property, Antitrust Report, Regulation, and Journal of Economic Integration, among others.
About National Economic Research Associates, Inc.
NERA Economic Consulting is an international firm of economists who understand how markets work. We provide economic analysis and advice to corporations, governments, law firms, regulatory agencies, trade associations, and international agencies. Our global team of more than 600 professionals operates in over 20 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
NERA provides practical economic advice related to highly complex business and legal issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation. Founded in 1961 as National Economic Research Associates, our more than 45 years of experience creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations reflects our specialization in industrial and financial economics. Because of our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, we are widely recognized for our independence. Our clients come to us expecting integrity and the unvarnished truth.
For more information about Dr. Richard T. Rapp, and National Economic Research Associates, Inc., please visit: http://www.nera.com
About The Knowledge Congress
The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces webinars that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour Live webinars to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register for an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.