Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy

Twelfth Annual Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy

Friday, September 20-Saturday, September 21, 2019

The conference is co-sponsored by the Northwestern Center on Law, Business, and Economics and the Center for the Study of Industrial Organization at Northwestern University.

Attendance for this conference is by invitation only. To request an invitation, send an email with your full professional contact information to

Agenda (pdf)



Merger Remedies in Multimarket Oligopoly (with Andrew Rhodes)
Volker Nocke, Department of Economics, University of Mannheim

Concentration Screens for Horizontal Mergers (with Volker Nocke)
Michael Whinston, MIT, Department of Economics


Testing the Theory of Common Stock Ownership (with Lysle Boller)
Fiona Scott Morton, Yale School of Management


The Strategies of Anticompetitive Common Ownership (with Marcel Kahan)
C. Scott Hemphill, New York University School of Law (Keynote Address)


Steering Incentives on Platforms: Evidence from the Telecommunications Industry (with
Aviv Nevo, Zachary Nolan and Jonathan Williams)
Brian McManus, Department of Economics, University Of North Carolina at Chapel


Antitrust Limits on Startup Acquisitions (with Kevin Bryan)
Erik Hovenkamp, USC Gould School of Law


Anticompetitive Vertical Restrictions
Joseph Farrell, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley


Vertical Integration and Foreclosure: Evidence from Production Network Data (with
Jan Sonntag)
Johannes Boehm, Sciences Po, Department of Economics


The Anticompetitive Effect of Minority Share Acquisitions: Evidence from the
Introduction of National Leniency Programs (with Sven Heim, Kai Huschelrath and Ulrich
Yossi Spiegel, Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University 


Panel on Antitrust, Regulation, and Digital Competition Policy


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