Internet Commerce and Innovation

Internet Commerce and Innovation

Seventh Annual Conference on Internet Commerce and Innovation

Thursday, June 9 - Friday, June 10, 2016

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The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth is proud to present the Seventh Annual Conference on Internet Commerce and Innovation.

The conference will be held at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, IL. The conference will run from approximately 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 9, 2016 to 3:00 P.M. on Friday, June 10, 2016. There will be a dinner reception and keynote address on Thursday night.

This conference is organized by Daniel F. Spulber with the help of Pere Arqué-Castells and Justus Baron

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum where economists and legal scholars can gather together with Northwestern’s own distinguished faculty to present and discuss high-quality research relevant to Internet commerce, search, and innovation. The conference will cover academic work on Internet search and innovation, and the discussion will examine related public policy issues in antitrust, regulation, and intellectual property.

This year’s conference is dedicated to the memory of Tiago Pires (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), who had intended to join us at this meeting.


Attendance for this confernce is by invitation only. There is no registration fee.  To request an invitation, please send a message with your name, professional affiliation, and full professional contact information to the Searle Center at

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