Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy
Eighth Annual Searle Center Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy
Friday, September 18-Saturday, September 19, 2015
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 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.
The conference will feature Keynote Addresses by Nancy Rose, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Justice, Francine Lafontaine, Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission, and Massimo Motta, Chief Competition Economist, European Commission, DG Competition.
The conference will also feature a panel on Recent Proposed Transactions in the Telecom Industry, focusing on both the Proposed Comcast-TWC Transaction and the AT&T-DirecTV Transaction.
Attendance for the conference is by invitation only and space is limited. To request an invitaiton please send a message that includes your full profesional contact information to email@example.com.
Merging Innovation into Antitrust Agency Enforcement of the Clayton Act (with Hillary Greene)
Richard J. Gilbert, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Outsourcing Patent Enforcement: The Effect of Patent Privateers on Litigation and R&D Investment (with Emil Temnyalov)
Jorge Lemus, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Department of Economics
Mergers Facilitate Collusion: Empirical Evidence from the U.S. Brewing Industry (with Matthew Weinberg)
Nathan Miller, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business
On the Relevance of Market Power
Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School
Anti-Competitive Effects of Common Ownership (with Jose Azar and Isabel Tecu)
Martin Schmalz, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
Insulated Platform Competition
E. Glen Weyl, Microsoft Research, New England
Strategic Incentives When Supplying to Rivals (with Serge X. Moresi)
Marius Schwartz, Department of Economics, Georgetown University
Multiproduct-Firm Oligopoly: An Aggregative Games Approach
Volker Nocke, University of Mannheim, Department of Economics