Brattle Principal Renée Duplantis spoke on the panel “Economics of Antitrust Analysis and Policy: The Relevance of Gender” at an American Bar Association (ABA) session on November 19 in Washington, DC.

Dr. Duplantis’s panel addressed whether research has shown that gender influences the price that consumers pay and whether we should be defining the relevant antitrust markets for men and women separately.

ABA’s half-day session – “Competition Policy and Economics: What’s Gender Got to Do With It?” – explored the ties between gender and competition policy and economics and discuss whether traditional antitrust economics has built-in biases and we should rethink our analysis of markets or harms.