Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy

Seventh Annual Searle Center Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy

Friday, September 19-Saturday, September 20, 2014

Submission Deadline: May 9, 2014
Notification Deadline: June 13, 2014

Call for Papers

Additional details forthcoming.


Sixth Annual Searle Center Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy

Friday, September 20-Saturday, September 21, 2013

Agenda | Conference Summary via TAP Blog

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.

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 d-gundersen@law.northwestern.edu.

Location

The conference will be held in Wieboldt Hall Room #147 (340 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611)

Papers

Staggered Contracts, Market Power, and Welfare
Luis Cabral, New York University
Discussant: Michael H. Riordan, Columbia University, Economics Department

Collusive Vertical Restraints
Joseph Farrell, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Economics
Discussant: Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School

Mergers When Prices Are Negotiated: Evidence From the Hospital Industry (joint with Gautam Gowrisankaran and Aviv Nevo)
Robert Town, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Michael Whinston, MIT

Cooperation vs. Collusion: How Essentiality Shapes Co-opetition (joint with Jean Tirole)
Patrick Rey, Toulouse School of Economics
Discussant: E. Glen Weyl, The University of Chicago, Department of Economics

Strategic Patent Acquisitions (joint with Fiona Scott Morton)
Carl Shapiro University of California, Berkeley, Department of Economics
Discussant: Richard J. Gilbert, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Economics

On the First Order Approximation of Counterfactual Price Effects in Oligopoly Models (joint with Marc Remer, Conor Ryan and Gloria Sheu)
Nathan H. Miller, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Discussant: Liran Einav, Department of Economics, Stanford University

All Units Discounts and Double Moral Hazard
Daniel P. O’Brien, Federal Trade Commission
Discussant: Volker Nocke, University of Mannheim, Department of Economics

Channel 5 or 500: Vertical Integration, Favoritism, and Discrimination in Multichannel Television (joint with Gregory Crawford, Robin Lee, Bruno Vieira and Michael Whinston)
Ali Yurukoglu, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Discussant: Gregory L. Rosston, Stanford University

 

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