Presentations

2010 – Present

Nieto, A.
“Distribution Value-Based Tariff Model for Distributed Energy Resources: Principles and Framework Options,” Presented at the 30th Annual Western Conference (CRRI), Monterey, California, June 28, 2017.

Nieto, A.
“Regulatory Incentive Methods for Electricity Distributors: Emerging Trends,” Presented at Rutgers University’s 29th Annual Western Conference (CRRI), Monterey, California, June 23, 2016.

Nieto, A.
“Renewable Microgrids: Getting the Pricing Right,” Presented at the Marginal Cost Working Group (MCWG),Washington, D.C., May 5, 2016.

Nieto, A.
“Policy Options to Address Cross Subsidies from Self-Generation,” Presented at the 12th Annual National Law Seminars International Conference on Electric Utility Ratemaking, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 14, 2016.

Nieto, A.
“Demand Charges and their Role in Net Energy Metering,” Presented at the “Residential Demand Charges Symposium,” EUCI, Calgary, Canada, December 1, 2015.

Nieto, A.
“Utility Regulation in the Era of Distributed Renewables: Is There a Need for a New Business Model?” Presented at Rutgers University’s 28th Annual Western Conference (CRRI), Monterey, California, June 26, 2015.

Nieto, A.
“Rate Design Options to Deal with Solar Net Metering Concerns,” Presented at the California Municipal Rates Group (CMRG), Sacramento, California, April 25, 2014.

Nieto, A.
“Integrating Renewable Resources through Capacity Markets: The Case of California,” Presented at Law Seminars International’s Energy in California Conference, San Francisco, California, September 16, 2014.

Nieto, A.
“Capacity Markets Put to the Test: New Approaches to Meet Evolving Reliability Needs,” Presented at Rutgers University’s 27th Annual Western Conference (CRRI), Monterey, California, June 26, 2014.

Argue, D.A.
Healthcare Antitrust Bootcamp Webinar Series, Part II: Mergers, Affiliation and Acquisitions Webinar presentation for AHLA Antitrust Practice Group, November 2013.

Nieto, A.
“Connecting Wholesale and Retail Pricing: A Look at Required Policy and Market Design Decisions,” Presented at the Harvard Electricity Policy Group (HEPG), Dana Point, California, March 7, 2013.

Argue, D.A.
Economics of Hospital Competition: Price Regulation Presentation at FTC Microeconomic Conference, November 2012.

Nieto, A.
“Demand Response and its Role within Wholesale Energy and Capacity Markets,” Presented at Rutgers University’s 25th Annual Western Conference (CRRI), Monterey, California, June 2012.

Argue, D.A.
Provider Power Uses and Abuses Presentation at ABA/AHLA Antitrust in Healthcare Conference. May 2012.

Argue, D.A.
FTC v. Pro Medica: Views from Both Sides of a Contested Merger Webinar presentation for AHLA Antitrust Practice Group.  April 2012.

Argue, D.A.
Healthcare Antitrust Bootcamp Webinar Series, Part V: Monopolization. Webinar presentation for AHLA Antitrust Practice Group. January 2012.

Argue, D.A.
“Powerful Hospital Meets Powerful Payor,” Presentation at AHLA Annual Meeting, June 2011.

Argue, D.A.
“Antitrust Guidance for ACOs: Understanding the Antitrust Enforcement Agencies’ Final Policy Statement,” Webinar presentation for AHLA Antitrust Practice Group, November 2011.

Argue, D.A.
“Price Variation Analysis in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Hospital Costs Study,” Presentation at AHLA Annual Meeting, June 2011.

Argue, D.A.
“The ABCs of Calculating Damages in MCO Litigation,” Presentation before ACI Advanced Forum on Managed Care Disputes and Litigation, May 2011.

Argue, D.A.
“Antitrust and ACOs,” Webinar presentation for AHLA Antitrust Practice Group, April 2011.

Walker, J.L.
“Preparing An Expert To Testify: A Discussion and Demonstration,” Presented with J.T. McKeown, V.M. Howell, R.L. Hubbard, and D.A. Sasse, American Bar Association Antitrust Section Annual Meetings, March 9, 2011.

Miu, C.
“Economics and Consumer Protection Law” Presentation before the 58th Annual ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting, 2010.

Smith, D.D.
“Market Definition and Antitrust Analysis: Economics and Econometric Fundamentals” Dr. Smith gave a presentation on antitrust economics related to market definition, market power, and competitive effects, and on relevant empirical/econometric aspects on a panel titled “Economics and Econometric Fundamentals.” Dr. Smith has extensive experience in matters related to the economics of antitrust. He has testified in several cases regarding market definition and market concentration. W. Jeffrey Schmidt from Linklaters LLP in New York, NY was the session chair and Norman Armstrong, Acting Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC was the moderator. The Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association sponsored the Spring Meeting, held April 21-23, 2010 in Washington DC. More than 2000 lawyers and economists from across the United States and many foreign countries attended.

Sun, S.
“Market Concentration and Market Definition,” Presentation before Anti-monopoly Bureau of MOFOM, July 12, 2010, Beijing, China.

Gurrea, S.D.
“Financial Innovation, Banking and The Subprime Financial Crisis,” Presentation at The U.S. Department of Justice, Washington D.C. May 13 and 14, 2010.

Argue, D.A.
“Health Insurance Transactions: Insights from the Front Line,” Presentation Sponsored by the Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section, November 2010.

Argue, D.A.
“Implications for Healthcare Transactions of the Revised 2010 DOJ/FTC Merger Guidelines,” Member briefing for AHLA Antitrust Practice Group, September 2010.

Argue, D.A.
“Predicting Post-Merger Price Effects: The Use of Hospital Merger Simulations at the FTC,” Presentation sponsored by Health Care and Pharmaceuticals Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section, June 2010.

Argue, D.A.
“Why Don’t Health Insurance Markets Work Like Other Markets? Or Do They?” Webinar presentation for AHLA Antitrust Practice Group, April 2010.