EI News and Notes

Report on Copyright Industries

EI Principal Stephen E. Siwek’s report, “Copyright Industries in the U.S. Economy: The 2018 Report,” was released on December 6, 2018. This report is the 17th in a series issued over the last 28 years by Economists Incorporated. This report confirms once again that the U.S. copyright industries contribute significantly to U.S. GDP and continue to outpace the rest of the economy in real growth.

Fall 2018 Utility of the Future Group Meeting Held

The Fall Utility of the Future Rates Group (UFRG) meeting was successfully held in Atlanta, on October 25-26, 2018. Utility directors and managers from private and publicly-owned utilities from the United States and Canada discussed critical issues and innovative approaches related to electricity rates and programs for Distributed Energy Resources. EI’s Senior Vice President Amparo Nieto directed the UFRG meeting. The next UFRG meeting will be held in the Spring, see https://ei.com/utility-future-rates-group/.

Antitrust Source’s Roundtable on Antitrust Developments in China

EI Vice President Su Sun was among a panel of practitioners with extensive hands-on experience advising clients on antitrust matters in China. The panel discussed trends observed over the past decade of China’s antitrust enforcement and the outlook of future antitrust development in China. The full panel discussions are published in The Antitrust Source, August 2018.

Philip Nelson Co-Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section’s Content Committee

EI Principal Philip Nelson has been reappointed Co-Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section’s Content Committee. In the past, Dr. Nelson has served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Section’s Economics Committee, Chair and Vice Chair of its Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Committee, and Vice Chair of its Intellectual Property Committee.