On October 21, 2017, Professor Tim Brenan spoke on a panel on the future of US antitrust policy at the 2nd Annual Conference of the Florence Competition Programme (FCP). His topic was highlighting questions to be addressed if antitrust is to pursue goals other than consumer benefits and costs savings that could result from increased completion. He was also named to be on the FCP advisory board.
Today, November 17, 2017, he is one of the presenters at a workshop in advanced regulatory economics held by the Center for Research in Regulated Industries (CRRI) in the Rutgers Business School. He will be speaking on the history of the "net neutrality" regulatory controversy at the Federal Communications Commission, and how Congress can reduce the controversy without specifying a solution by repealing outmoded provisions in prior legislation. His work on this issue intensified from being FCC Chief Economist in 2017, when the FCC was considering net neutrality rules that the current FCC is proposing to rescind. He has participated in the CRRI events for about 25 years and is one of its "Associate Center Faculty"