Past Antitrust Economics Conferences

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.


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


Fifth Annual Searle Center Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy

Friday, September 21 - Saturday, September 22, 2012

The goal of this conferecne 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.

Agenda | TAP Blog Posting

Slides

Keynote Address: Standard-Essential Patents, Incomplete Contracts and Platform Competition
Fiona Scott Morton, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice and Yale University
Keynote Transcript and PowerPoint Slides

Comments on "Vertical Integration with Complementary Inputs" (Tarantino and Reisinger)
Marius Schwartz, Chief Economist, FCC
PowerPoint Slides

Papers

Vertical Mergers and Bargaining Strength
William P. Rogerson, Harold and Virginia Anderson Professor and Department Chair, Department of Economics, Northwestern University

Internal versus External Growth in Industries with Scale Economies: A Computational Model of Optimal Merger Policy (with Ben Mermelstein and Volker Nocke)
Mark Satterthwaite, A.C. Buehler Professor in Hospital & Health Services Management; Professor of Strategic Management & Managerial Economics, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Michael Whinston, Robert E. and Emily H. King Professor of Business Institutions and Co-director of the Center for the Study of Industrial Organization, Department of Economics, Northwestern University

A More General Theory of Commodity Bundling
Mark Armstrong, Department of Economics, Oxford University

Vertical Integration, Foreclosure and Multilateral Relations(with Patrick Rey)
Volker Nocke, University of Mannheim, Department of Economics

Vertical Integration With Complementary Inputs (with Markus Reisinger)
Emanuele Tarantino, University of Bologna, Department of Economics

A Dynamic Model of Predation (with Roy Shalem and Konrad Stahl)
Yossi Speigel, Faculty of Management, Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration, Tel Aviv University

Tying and Bundling in a Nearly Contestable Market
Michael Salinger, Jacqueline J. and Arthur S. Bahr Professor in Management, Boston University School of Management

The Agency and Wholesale Models in Electronic Content Markets
Justin P. Johnson, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University


Fourth Annual Searle Center Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy

Friday, September 23 - Saturday, September 24, 2011

Agenda

The goal of this conferecne 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.

Papers

Adverse Selection and Partial Exclusive Dealing
Justin Johnson, Associate Professor of Economics, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University Cornell

Exclusionary Minimum Resale Price Maintenance (with John Asker)
Heski Bar-Isaac, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University

League Structure & Stadium Rent Seeking–the Antitrust Role Reconsidered
David Haddock, Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, Northwestern University School of Law and Department of Economics
Tonja Jacobi, Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
Matthew Sag, Associate Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Leveraging Monopoly Power by Degrading Interoperabiltiy: Theory and Evidence from Computer Markets(with Kai-Uwe Kuhn and John Van Reenan)
Christos Genakos, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business

Strategic Complementarity, Fragility, and Regulation Competition Policy in Banking
Xavier Vives, Professor of Economics, IESE Business School

A Model of Market Power in Customer Markets
Liran Einav, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University, and NBER
Paulo Somaini, Department of Economics, Stanford University

Competition or Collusion in Recent Bidding for U.S. Offshore Oil and Gas (joint with Ken Hendricks and Phil Haile)
Robert Porter, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, Northwestern University, Department of Economics

The First Order Approach to Merger Analysis
Sonia Jaffe, Harvard University
E. Glen Weyl, Department of Economics, University of Chicago