J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School
B.A., Wellesley College
Professor Beth Farmer studies foreign antitrust and trade regulation law. Her teaching interests include comparative antitrust law, criminal law, elements of law, and human rights. In 2008 she used a Fulbright Fellowship to visit the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, China, where she lectured on antitrust and American legal issues at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai; Northwest University of Political Science and Law in Xi'an; and the Nanjing University of Science and Technology in Nanjing.
Professor Farmer's recent publications focus on Chinese competition law and on the pre-merger notification guidelines, competition in the insurance sector, and an analysis of U.S. and European multi-jurisdictional competition enforcement. She has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Courts and Competition of the Judiciary Committee and presented papers at the Korea Competition Law Association, American Antitrust Institute, Chicago Loyola Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, and at conferences sponsored by the New York and American Bar Associations.
Professor Farmer is an affiliated member of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy at Queen Mary College, University of London, a professor of law at Penn State Law. Professor Farmer serves on the advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute; the board of the Center for State Enforcement of Antitrust and Consumer Protection Law, and on several committees of the ABA Antitrust and International Law Sections. She is an affiliate professor at the School of International Affairs and teaches Comparative Antitrust Law.
Phone: (814) 863-4616
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Competition and Regulation in the Insurance Sector: Reassessing the McCarran-Ferguson Act, 90 Or. L. Rev. 915 (2011).
The Impact of China's Antitrust Law and Other Competition Policies on U.S. Companies, 23 Loy. Consumer L. Rev.34 (2010).
Chinese Merger Notification Guidelines: Integrating Global Consenus and Domestic Imperatives, Tul. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 181 (2009).
Modern Legal and Legislative Developments in Antitrust Law and the Business of Insurance, 18 J. Korean Comp. L.466 (2008).
The European Experience with Merger and Deregulation in Competition Policy and Merger Analysis in Deregulated and Newly Competitive Industries (2008) (edited with Peter Carstensen).
Harmonizing Competition Law & Enforcement in Harmonizing Law in an Era of Globalization: Convergence, Divergence and Resistance (Larry C. Backer ed., 2007.)