Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy

Eleventh Annual Searle Center Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy

Friday, September 21-Saturday, September 22, 2018

Call for Papers (pdf)

Submission Due Date:   May 1, 2018


Additional details forthcoming.

Tenth Annual Searle Center Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy

Friday, September 15-Saturday, September 16, 2017

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum where leading scholars from across the country can gather together with Northwestern's own distinguished faculty to present and discuss high quality research relevant to antitrust economics and competition policy.

The conference featured Keynote Addresses by Joshua D. Wright, University Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University; and former Commissioner, U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Tommaso Valletti, Chief Competition Economist, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission; and Professor of Economics, Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth and the Center for the Study of Industrial Organization at Northwestern University.

Conference Summary (published by TAP)

Agenda (pdf)



Proportional Restraints and the Patent System (with Jorge Lemus)
Erik Hovenkamp
, Harvard Law School

Contracts as a Barrier to Entry in Markets with Non-Pivotal Buyers (with Ozlem Bidre-Defolie)
Gary Biglaiser, University of North Carolina, Department of Economics

Evaluating Market Consolidation in Mobile Communications (with Tommaso Valleti and Frank Verboven)
Christos Genakos, Cambridge Judge Business School

Recoupment and Predatory Pricing Analysis
Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School

A Proposal to Limit the Anti-Competitive Power of Institutional Investors (with Eric Posner and Glen Weyl)
Fiona Scott Morton, Yale School of Management

Price Caps as Welfare Enhancing Coopetition (with Jean Tirole)
Patrick Rey, Toulouse School of Economics

Vertical Information Restraints:  Pro- and Anti-Competitive Impacts of Minimum Advertised Price Restrictions (with Heski Bar-Isaac)
John Asker, UCLA Department of Economics

Vertical Integration and Multiproduct Firms: When Eliminating Double Marginalization May Hurt Consumers (with Fernando Luco)
Guillermo Marshall, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of Economics

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