Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy

Seventh Annual Searle Center Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy

Friday, September 19-Saturday, September 20, 2014


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


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


Anticompetitive Exclusive Dealing without Exclusion
Justin Johnson, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industries
Exclusionary Conduct When R&D Investment in New Products is Strategic
Jonathan Baker, Washington College of Law, American University

Cooperation, R&D Spillovers and Antitrust Policy (joint with Angel Lopez)
Xavier Vives, IESE Business School

How Vertical Integration Affects Health Outcomes and Total Costs for Medicare Recipients (joint with Thomas Koch and Brent Wendling)
Nathan Wilson, Federal Trade Commission

The Effect of Physician Consolidation on Health Care Costs (joint with Cory Capps and Chris Ody)
David Dranove, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Competition Policy in Selection Markets (joint with Neale Mahoney and André Veiga)
Glen Weyl, Microsoft Research New England

Outsourcing, Vertical Integration and Cost Reduction (joint with Michael Riordan)
Simon Loertscher, University of Melbourne

The Welfare Effects of Vertical Integration in Multichannel Television Markets (joint with Greg Crawford, Robin Lee and Michael Whinston)
Ali Yurukoglu, Stanford Graduate School of Busines



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