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2019 Conference Material

C R E S S E 2019

14th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPETITION AND REGULATION

"Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation"

5th July – 7th July 2019

CONFERENCE MATERIAL


PLENARY SESSION

Chair: Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim and MaCCI)

Gary Biglaiser (University of North Carolina, Department of Economics), Jacques Crémer (Toulouse School of Economics, Université Toulouse Capitole) and André Veiga (Department of Economics, Imperial College)

Migration between platforms

Presentation by Gary Biglaiser (University of North Carolina, Department of Economics)

Discussion by Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim and MaCCI)

Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole) and Thibaud Vergé (CREST, ENSAE ParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay)

Secret contracting in multilateral relations

Presentation by Thibaud Vergé (CREST, ENSAE ParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay)

Discussion by Maarten Pieter Schinkel (University of Amsterdam, Tinbergen Institute and Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE))

Roberto Burguet (University of Central Florida), Elisabetta Iossa (University of Rome Tor Vergata and GREEN-Bocconi) and Giancarlo Spagnolo (University of Rome Tor Vergata and SITE - Stockholm School of Economics)

Cartels and Bribes

Presentation by Elisabetta Iossa (University of Rome Tor Vergata and GREEN-Bocconi)

Discussion by Xavier Vives (IESE Business School)

José Azar (IESE Business School) and Xavier Vives (IESE Business School)

Oligopoly, Macroeconomic Performance, and Competition Policy

Presentation by Xavier Vives (IESE Business School)

Discussion by Elisabetta Iossa (University of Rome Tor Vergata and GREEN-Bocconi)

PARALLEL SESSION 1

Chair: Matthias Hunold (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE))

Dominik Welter (Dept. of Economics, University of Bayreuth)

Compensation for Umbrella Losses: Cartel Deterrence and Cartel Size

Presentation by Dominik Welter (Dept. of Economics, University of Bayreuth)

Discussion by Niklas S. Dürr (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research and MaCCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation )

Niklas S. Dürr (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research and MaCCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation), Sven Heim (CERNA, MINES ParisTech) and Jan C. Rönn (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research)

Cartel Breakdown and Minority Share Acquisition

Presentation by Niklas S. Dürr (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research and MaCCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation)

Discussion by Dominik Welter (Dept. of Economics, University of Bayreuth)

Olivia Bodnar (Düesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)), Melinda Fremerey (Düesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)), Hans-Theo Normann (Düesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)) and Jannika Schad (Düesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE))

The Effects of Private Damage Claims on Cartel Stability: Experimental Evidence

Presentation by Jannika Schad (Düesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE))

Discussion by Francisco Gomez Martinez (Department of Economics, BI Norwegian Business School)

Francisco Gomez Martinez (Department of Economics, BI Norwegian Business School), Sander Onderstal (University of Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute) and Maarten Pieter Schinkel (University of Amsterdam, Tinbergen Institute and Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE))

Can Collusion Promote Corporate Social Responsibility? Evidence from the Lab

Presentation by Francisco Gomez Martinez (Department of Economics, BI Norwegian Business School)

Discussion by Jannika Schad (Düesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE))

Matthias Hunold (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)), Kai Hüschelrath (Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Business and Economics), Ulrich Laitenberger (Télécom ParisTech and ZEW) and Johannes Muthers (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz)

Competition, Collusion and Spatial Sales Patterns -Theory and Evidence

Presentation by Matthias Hunold (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE))

Discussion by Joe Harrington (Business Economics and Public Policy Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

PARALLEL SESSION 2

Chair: Claire Chambolle (INRA and CREST)

Marie-Laure Allain (CREST, CNRS, Ecole polytechnique, Universite Paris-Saclay), Rémi Avignon (CREST, Université Paris-Saclay) and Claire Chambolle (INRA and CREST)

Buying Groups and Product Variety

Presentation by Rémi Avignon (CREST, Université Paris-Saclay)

Discussion by Håvard M. Sandvik (Department of Economics, University of Bergen)

Teis L. Lømo (Department of Economics, University of Bergen), Frode Meland (Department of Economics, University of Bergen) and Håvard M. Sandvik (Department of Economics, University of Bergen)

Product variety with competitive retail bottlenecks

Presentation by Håvard M. Sandvik (Department of Economics, University of Bergen)

Discussion by Rémi Avignon (CREST, Université Paris-Saclay)

Sven Heim (Mines ParisTech (CERNA), PSL Research University, Paris, and ZEW Centre for European Economic Research Mannheim), Bastian Krieger (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research Mannheim) and Mario Liebensteiner (University of Kaiserslautern)

Legal Unbundling, Regulation and Pricing: Evidence from Electricity Distribution

Presentation by Mario Liebensteiner (University of Kaiserslautern)

Discussion by Claire Chambolle (INRA and CREST)

Marie-Laure Allain (CREST, CNRS, Ecole polytechnique, Université Paris-Saclay), Claire Chambolle (INRA and CREST) and Stéphane Turolla (INRA)

The Effect of Input Price Discrimination on Retail Prices: Theory and Evidence from France

Presentation by Claire Chambolle (INRA and CREST)

Discussion by Mario Liebensteiner (University of Kaiserslautern)

Fernando Herrera-González (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UPM and Telefónica, S.A.)

Will blockchain be able to compete with the big tech?

Presentation by Fernando Herrera-González (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UPM and Telefónica, S.A.)

Discussion by Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University)

PARALLEL SESSION 3

Chair: Elisa V. Mariscal (CIDE and Global Economics Group)

Adriaan ten Kate Sr. (Comisión Federal de Competencia Mexico) and Gunnar Niels (Oxera)

Consumer Demand in Two-Sided Markets and the Platform-Specific Nature of Externalities

Presentation by Gunnar Niels (Oxera)

Discussion by Serge Moresi (Charles River Associates)

Serge Moresi (Charles River Associates)

Vertical Mergers and Bargaining Models

Presentation by Serge Moresi (Charles River Associates)

Discussion by Gunnar Niels (Oxera)

Martin Cave (London School of Economics), Rubén Guerrero (Global Economics Group) and Elisa V. Mariscal (CIDE and Global Economics Group)

Bridging Mexico’s digital divide: an inside-out/ outside-in view of competition and regulation

Presentation by Rubén Guerrero (Global Economics Group)

Discussion by Pierre Régibeau (Charles River Associates)

Svetlana Avdasheva (National Research University Higher School of Economics) and Dina Korneeva (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

Theories of harm for multi-sided platforms: challenges for competition policy and BRICS answers

Presentation by Dina Korneeva (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

PARALLEL SESSION 4

Chair: Maria Ioannidou (Queen Mary University of London)

Jet Deng (Dentons, Beijing, China)

Antitrust Regulation on Refusal of Data Scraping and Sharing: The Application of the Essential Facility Doctrine

Presentation by Jet Deng (Dentons, Beijing, China)

Discussion by Michael-James Currie (Nortons Inc)

John Oxenham (Nortons Inc. and Primerio), Michael-James Currie (Nortons Inc) and Stephany Torres (Primerio)

South African Competition Law - The role of non-competition factors in enforcing unilateral conduct: Forging ahead or falling behind?

Presentation by Michael-James Currie (Nortons Inc)

Discussion by Jet Deng (Dentons, Beijing, China)

Miriam C. Buiten (University of Mannheim and MaCCI)

Reconfiguring Exploitative Abuses for Digital Markets

Presentation by Miriam C. Buiten (University of Mannheim and MaCCI)

Discussion by Amalia Athanasiadou (Tillotts Pharma AG)

Amalia Athanasiadou (Tillotts Pharma AG)

Side-deals as part of pharma patent settlements: a new landscape after Servier?

Presentation by Amalia Athanasiadou (Tillotts Pharma AG)

Discussion by Miriam C. Buiten (University of Mannheim and MaCCI)

Giuseppe Colangelo (EU Innovation Policy, University of Basilicata, TTLF Fellow, Stanford University and University of Vienna) and Mariateresa Maggiolino (Bocconi University)

Antitrust über alles. Whither competition law after Facebook?

Presentation by Mariateresa Maggiolino (Bocconi University)

Discussion by Maria Ioannidou (Queen Mary University of London)

PARALLEL SESSION 5

Chair: Eugenio J. Miravete (The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Economics, Centre for Competition Policy/UEA and CEPR)

Wing Man Wynne Lam (Norwich Business School and Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia) and Bruce Lyons (School of Economics and Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia)

Data Protection Legislation and Investment Incentives when Consumers are Loss Averse

Presentation by Wing Man Wynne Lam (Norwich Business School and Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia)

Discussion by Amelia Fletcher (University of East Anglia)

Eugenio J. Miravete (The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Economics, Centre for Competition Policy/UEA and CEPR), Katja Seim (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) and Jeff Thurk (University of Notre Dame, Department of Economics)

Wholesale Market Power and the Limited Profitability of Retail Zone Pricing

Presentation (Part 1 & Part 2) by Eugenio J. Miravete (The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Economics, Centre for Competition Policy/UEA and CEPR)

Discussion by Lapo Filistrucchi (Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence and CentER & TILEC, Tilburg University)

Melissa Newham (KU Leuven and DIW Berlin), Jo Seldeslachts (KU Leuven and DIW Berlin) and Albert Banal-Estanol (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and City University London)

Common Ownership and Market Entry: Evidence from the Pharmaceutical Industry

Presentation by Melissa Newham (KU Leuven and DIW Berlin)

Discussion by Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro (Institute of Economics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ))

Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro (Institute of Economics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ))

A case study of promotion effects on demand estimation: the case of a large subsidized investment credit program

Presentation by Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro (Institute of Economics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ))

Discussion by Frank Verboven (KU Leuven and CEPR)

INVITED LECTURE BY JOHN KWOKA (Northeastern University)

Reviving Merger Control

Chair: Keith Waehrer (Bates White)

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION 1: Perspectives and Developments on Merger Control - Developments in Vertical Merger Enforcement

Chair: Keith Waehrer (Bates White)


Panelists:

Gregory S. Crawford (University of Zurich and CEPR)

Luke Froeb (Federal Trade Commission)

Kai-Uwe Kuhn (University of East Anglia, Brattle)

Keith Waehrer (Bates White)

Ana Sofia Rodrigues (Portuguese Competition Authority)

INVITED LECTURE BY XAVIER VIVES (IESE Business School)

Common Ownership, Market Power and Innovation

Chair: Yossi Spiegel (Tel Aviv University)

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION 2: Common Ownership, Market Power and Innovation

Chair: Yossi Spiegel (Tel Aviv University)

Panelists:

Neil Campbell (McMillan LLP)

Roy Rosenberg (Senior Vice President, Compass Lexecon)

Antonio Gomes (OECD)

Oliver Latham (Charles River Associates)

Fiona Scott Morton (Yale School of Management)

Giancarlo Spagnolo (SITE, Tor Vergata, EIEF & CEPR)

PARALLEL SESSION 6

Chair: Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro (Institute of Economics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ))

Kaushal Sharma (K K Sharma Law Offices)

‘Necessary and Sufficient’(NAS) Test: Healthy Inter Regulatory Relationship

Presentation by Kaushal Sharma (K K Sharma Law Offices)

Shiyu Tan (Institute of Industrial Economics and Center for Regulation and Competition, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics) and Mian Dai (School of Economics, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University)

Evolution of Vertical Relationships in the Chinese Automobile Industry 1999-2007

Presentation by Shiyu Tan (Institute of Industrial Economics and Center for Regulation and Competition, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics)

Discussion by Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro (Institute of Economics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ))

Anastasia Shastitko (Lomonosov Moscow State University, LLC Antitrust Advisory and RANEPA)

The problem of geographic market delineation: the revival of the Elzinga-Hogarty test

Presentation by Anastasia Shastitko (Lomonosov Moscow State University, LLC Antitrust Advisory and RANEPA)

Discussion by Shiyu Tan (Institute of Industrial Economics and Center for Regulation and Competition, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics)

PARALLEL SESSION 7

Chair: Winand Emons (Universität Bern, CEPR, Swiss Competition Commission)

Zili Wang (Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics), Fucai Lu (Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics) and Shiyu Tan (Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics)

Loyalty Discount, Resale Price Maintenance and the Pricing of Differentiated Retail Service

Presentation by Zili Wang (Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics)

Discussion by Winand Emons (Universität Bern, CEPR, Swiss Competition Commission)

Winand Emons (Universität Bern, CEPR, Swiss Competition Commission)

The Effectiveness of Leniency Programs when Firms choose the Degree of Collusion

Presentation by Winand Emons (Universität Bern, CEPR, Swiss Competition Commission)

Discussion by Zili Wang (Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics)

Svetlana Avdasheva (National Research University Higher School of Economics), Svetlana Golovanova (National Research University Higher School of Economics) and Yannis Katsoulacos (Athens University of Economics and Business)

Impact of judicial review on the development of evidentiary standards in competition law enforcement

Presentation by Svetlana Golovanova (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

Discussion by Sumit K. Majumdar (University of Texas at Dallas)

Sumit K. Majumdar (University of Texas at Dallas), Rabih Moussawi (Villanova University) and Ulku Yaylacicegi (University of North Carolina)

Why Mergers Occur and What Happens: Examining Motives and Communications Technology Deployment

Presentation by Sumit K. Majumdar (University of Texas at Dallas)

Discussion by Lukasz Grzybowski (Telecom ParisTech)

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION 3: BRICS SPS: Enforcement Developments in Digital Markets in BRICS

Chair: William Kovacic (The George Washington University Law School)

Panelists:

Svetlana Avdasheva (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow)

Tembinkosi Bonakele (Competition Commission of South Africa)

Yang Gui (SAMR, Beijing)

Augustine Peter (Former Member, CCI)

Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro (Institute of Economics, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ))

Di Xiao (SAMR, Beijing)

Commentator:

Frederic Jenny (ESSEC Business School)

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION 4: Cryptocurrencies: What are the regulatory issues?

Chair: Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University)

Panelists:

Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University)

Joshua Gans (Rotman University of Toronto)

Sarit Markovich (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University)

Pierre Régibeau (Charles River Associates)

PARALLEL SESSION 8

Chair: Dennis Rickert (CERNA, MINES ParisTech)

Samuel de Haas (Department of Economics, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen), Daniel Herold (Department of Economics, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen) and Jan Thomas Schäfer (Department of Economics, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen)

Entry deterrence due to brand proliferation: Empirical evidence from the German interurban bus industry

Presentation by Samuel de Haas (Department of Economics, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen)

Discussion by Farasat A.S. Bokhari (School of Economics & Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia)

Farasat A.S. Bokhari (School of Economics & Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia) and Weijie Yan (Economic and Social Research Institute)

Product proliferation as entry deterrence: the case of UK pharmaceuticals

Presentation by Farasat A.S. Bokhari (School of Economics & Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia)

Discussion by Samuel de Haas (Department of Economics, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen)

Pierluigi Sabbatini (Italian Competition Authority)

Evaluating antitrust enforcement from different perspectives

Presentation by Pierluigi Sabbatini (Italian Competition Authority)

Discussion by Adriaan Dierx (European Commission)

Mattia Cai (European Commission), Roberta Cardani (European Commission), Adriaan Dierx (European Commission), Fabienne Ilzkovitz (European Commission) and Filippo Pericoli (European Commission)

Within-sector diffusion and cross-industry price spill-overs of EU competition policy interventions

Presentation by Adriaan Dierx (European Commission)

Discussion by Pierluigi Sabbatini (Italian Competition Authority)

Emanuel Holler (WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management) and Dennis Rickert (CERNA, MINES ParisTech)

Upstream collusion, vertical restraints, and umbrella effects: Empirical evidence from the German coffee cartel

Presentation by Dennis Rickert (CERNA, MINES ParisTech)

Discussion by Joe Harrington (Business Economics and Public Policy Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

PARALLEL SESSION 9

Chair: Sven Heim (Mines ParisTech, Paris, and ZEW Center for European Economic Research Mannheim)

Sven Heim (Mines ParisTech, Paris, and ZEW Center for European Economic Research Mannheim)

Asymmetric cost pass-through and consumer search: empirical evidence

Presentation by Sven Heim (Mines ParisTech, Paris, and ZEW Center for European Economic Research Mannheim)

Discussion by Michael Hellwig (ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research and MaCCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation)

Michael Hellwig (ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research and MaCCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation) and Falk Hendrik Laser (Goethe University Graduate School of Economics, Finance and Management (GSEFM) and Technische Universität Darmstadt, Department of Law and Economics)

Agony of Choice – Trading off Stability and Competition in the Banking Markets

Presentation by Michael Hellwig (ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research and MaCCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation)

Discussion by Sven Heim (Mines ParisTech, Paris, and ZEW Center for European Economic Research Mannheim)

Joao Montez (Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne) and Nicolas Schutz (University of Mannheim)

Private versus public inventory information in oligopoly

Presentation by Joao Montez (Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne)

Discussion by Franco Mariuzzo (Centre for Competition Policy and School of Economics, University of East Anglia)

Franco Mariuzzo (Centre for Competition Policy and School of Economics, University of East Anglia), Peter Ormosi (Centre for Competition Policy and Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia) and Zherou Majied (Rayyan Al-Iraq Group)

Public and Private Sanctions: The Case of Cartels

Presentation by Franco Mariuzzo (Centre for Competition Policy and School of Economics, University of East Anglia)

Discussion by Evgenia Motchenkova (VU University Amsterdam, Department of Economics)

Germain Gaudin (European Commission and Telecom ParisTech) and Alexander White (School of Economics and Management and National Institute for Fiscal Studies, Tsinghua University)

Vertical Agreements and User Access

Presentation by Germain Gaudin (European Commission and Telecom ParisTech)

Discussion by Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole, IDEI and GREMAQ)

PLENARY SESSION

Chair: Jacques Crémer (Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole)

SPECIAL KEYNOTE LECTURE BY FIONA SCOTT MORTON (Yale School of Management)

Competition in Digital Platforms: A strong economics approach

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION 5: Dealing with the digitalization of economies: should the enforcement rules be changed and how?

Panelists:

Cristina Caffarra (Charles River Associates)

Jacques Crémer (Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole)

Amelia Fletcher (University of East Anglia)

Hans Friederiszick (E.CA Economics)

Tommaso Valletti (Chief Economist, DG Comp, European Commission)


PLENARY SESSION
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COMPETITION POLICY KEYNOTE LECTURE BY RICHARD GILBERT (University of California Berkeley)

Competition Policy for Innovation

Chair: Joe Harrington (Business Economics and Public Policy Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)


PLENARY SESSION


SPECIAL POLICY SESSION 6:
Lessons from the EU and US Google and Qualcomm cases

Chair: Cristina Caffarra (Charles River Associates)

Panelists:

Guilio Federico (Head of Unit, CET, DG Competition European Commission)

Richard Gilbert (University of California Berkeley) Kirti Gupta (Qualcomm Inc.)

Miguel de la Mano (Executive Vice President, Compass Lexecon)

Peter Davis (Cornerstone Research)

Keith Weahrer (Bates White LLC)

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION 7: Developments in Exploitative Practices Enforcement

Chair: John Davies (Compass Lexecon)

Panelists :

Matthew Bennett (Vice President, Charles River Associates)

Max Engels (Bundeskartellamt)

Eliana Garces ( Director for Economic Policy, Facebook)

Frederic Jenny (ESSEC Business School)

Massimo Motta (Barcelona Graduate School of Economics)

PARALLEL SESSION 10
Chair: Hans Friederiszick (E.CA Economics)

Lawrence J. White (Stern School of Business, New York University)

Antitrust Economics and Consumer Protection Economics in Policy and Litigation: Why the Disparity?

Presentation by Lawrence J. White (Stern School of Business, New York University)

Discussion by Anja Rösner (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf)

Anja Rösner (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf), Justus Haucap (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf) and Ulrich Heimeshoff (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf)

Consumer Protection in digital ages. Causal evidence from the European Union

Presentation by Anja Rösner (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)

Discussion by Lawrence J. White (Stern School of Business, New York University)

Pauline Affeldt (Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science (BDPEMS), Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin) & Technische Universität), Elena Argentesi (Department of Economics, University of Bologna) and Lapo Filistrucchi (Department of Economics and Management,University of Florence and CentER & TILEC, Tilburg University)

Estimating Demand with Multi-Homing in Two-Sided Markets

Presentation by Lapo Filistrucchi (Department of Economics and Management,University of Florence and CentER & TILEC, Tilburg University)

LAWYER’S KEYNOTE LECTURE BY KATHRYN FENTON (Jones Day) & BILL KOVACIC (The George Washington University Law School)

It’s Not Over Until It’s Over: Who Can (and Should) Enforce Competition Laws

PARALLEL SESSION 11

Chair: Hans Zenger (European Commission)

Behrang Kianzad (CeBIL (Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law), Copenhagen University & Lund University)

Excessive Pharmaceutical Prices as an Anticompetitive Practice in TRIPS and European Competition Law

Presentation by Behrang Kianzad (CeBIL (Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law), Copenhagen University & Lund University)

Discussion by Svetlana Avdasheva (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

Lukasz Grzybowski (Telecom ParisTech) and Ryan Hawthorne (University of Cape Town, School of Economics)

Benefits of regulation vs. competition where inequality is high: The case of mobile telephony in South Africa

Presentation by Lukasz Grzybowski (Telecom ParisTech)

Discussion by Xingyi Liu (Universität Würzburg)

Markus Reisinger (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Economics Department), Lluís Saurí (European Commission, Chief Economist Team, DG Competition) and Hans Zenger (European Commission, Chief Economist Team, DG Competition)

Parallel imports, price controls, and innovation

Presentation by Hans Zenger (European Commission, Chief Economist Team, DG Competition)

Discussion by Jorge Lemus (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Department of Economics)

Jorge Lemus (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Department of Economics) and Olgu Ozkul (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Department of Economics)

Product Hopping and Innovation Incentives

Presentation by Jorge Lemus (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Department of Economics)

Discussion by Hans Zenger (European Commission)

Jan Bouckaert (University of Antwerp) and Johan Stennek (University of Gothenburg)

Conflicts of Interests, Ethical Rules, and Competition

Presentation by Jan Bouckaert (University of Antwerp)

Discussion by Pierre Régibeau (Charles River Associates)

PARALLEL SESSION 12

Chair: Geza Sapi (European Commission DG COMP - Chief Economist Team and Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf )

Lorien Sabatino (Department of Production and Management Engineering, Politecnico di Torino) and Geza Sapi (European Commission DG COMP - Chief Economist Team and Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf )

Online Privacy and Market Structure: Theory and Evidence

Presentation by Geza Sapi (European Commission DG COMP - Chief Economist Team and Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf )

Discussion by Daniel Herrera-Araujo (LEDA (CGEMP), Université Paris Dauphine)

Daniel Herrera-Araujo (LEDA (CGEMP), Université Paris Dauphine) and Joanna Piechucka (DIW Berlin)

Impact of Mergers on product repositioning : Evidence from the French Hospital Industry

Presentation by Daniel Herrera-Araujo (LEDA (CGEMP), Université Paris Dauphine)

Discussion by Geza Sapi (European Commission DG COMP - Chief Economist Team and Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf )

Joel Stiebale (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf) and Florian Szücs (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)

Mergers and the Markups of Rival Firms: Evidence from European Markets

Presentation by Florian Szücs (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)

Discussion by Jing Yan (Central University of Finance and Economics)

Jing Yan (Central University of Finance and Economics) and Feng Yu (Central University of Finance and Economics)

An Empirical Study of the Non-price Effect of Vertical Integration

Presentation by Jing Yan (Central University of Finance and Economics)

Discussion by Florian Szücs (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien)

Maria Letizia Giorgetti (Università degli Studi di Milano) and Francesca Di Iorio (University of Naples Federico II)

Are sunk costs a commitment to entry?

Presentation by Maria Letizia Giorgetti (Università degli Studi di Milano)

Discussion by Tom Ross (Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia)

PARALLEL SESSION 13

Chair: Peter T. Dijkstra (The Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets)

Hendrik Döpper (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldor) and Alexander Rasch (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldor)

Pricing schemes and collusion

Presentation by Hendrik Döpper (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldor)

Discussion by Thomas Fagart (Stellenbosch University)

Thomas Fagart (Stellenbosch University) and Willem Boshoff (Stellenbosch University)

Lingering effects of collusion

Presentation by Thomas Fagart (Stellenbosch University)

Discussion by Hendrik Döpper (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldor)

Shangrong Chen (ENAC & TSE), Marc Ivaldi (Toulouse School of Economics and NERA) and Vicente Lagos (Paris Telecom & NERA Economic Consulting)

Setting fines for cartels: evaluation by simulation

Presentation by Shangrong Chen (ENAC & TSE)

Discussion by Andreas Tveito (Department of Economics, University of Bergen)

Andreas Tveito (Department of Economics, University of Bergen)

Coordination and price leadership in an unregulated environment

Presentation by Andreas Tveito (Department of Economics, University of Bergen)

Discussion by Shangrong Chen (ENAC&TSE)

Peter T. Dijkstra (The Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets) and Loet van Stekelenburg (The Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets)

Raising the Negative Public Attitude towards Cartels in Comparison to Other Economic Infringements: An Experimental Study

Presentation by Peter T. Dijkstra (The Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets)

Discussion by Matthias Hunold (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE))

PLENARY SESSION

Chair: Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole, IDEI and GREMAQ)


J-J LAFFONT KEYNOTE LECTURE BY
ROBERT PORTER (Northwestern University, Co-Director, Center for the Study of Industrial Organization)

Mergers and Coordinated Effects

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION 8: The role of Industrial Policy in Competition Law Enforcement: Lessons from Siemens/ Alstom

Chair: Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole, IDEI and GREMAQ)

Panelists:

Tembinkosi Bonakele (Competition Commission of South Africa)

Kai-Uwe Kuhn (University of East Anglia, Brattle)

Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim and MaCCI)

Maarten Pieter Schinkel (University of Amsterdam)

Tommaso Valletti (Chief Economist, DG Comp, European Commission)

James Venit (Dentons)Dennis Carlton (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

PARALLEL SESSION 14

Chair: Nikos Vettas (Athens University of Economics and Business)

Senay Sokullu (University of Bristol)

More is Better, or Not? An Empirical Analysis of Buyer Preferences for Variety on the E- Market

Presentation by Senay Sokullu (University of Bristol)

Discussion by Rossi Abi-Rafeh (Toulouse School of Economics)

Rossi Abi-Rafeh (Toulouse School of Economics) and Emil Palikot (Toulouse School of Economics)

The Price is Right!

Presentation by Rossi Abi-Rafeh (Toulouse School of Economics)

Discussion by Senay Sokullu (University of Bristol)

Mark A. Dijkstra (Utrecht University School of Economics) and Maarten Pieter Schinkel (University of Amsterdam, Tinbergen Institute and Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE))

State-aided price coordination in the Dutch mortgage market

Presentation by Pieter Schinkel (University of Amsterdam, Tinbergen Institute and Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE))

Discussion by Michele Polo (Bocconi University)

George Deltas (University of Illinois) and Simon Evenett (Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen)

Language as a Trade Barrier: Evidence from Georgian Public Procurement

Presentation by George Deltas (University of Illinois)

Discussion by José L. Moraga-González (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

PARALLEL SESSION 15

Chair: Marc Ivaldi (Toulouse School of Economics and NERA)

Bruno Jullien (Toulouse School of Economics, CNRS), Markus Reisinger (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management) and Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics, , University Toulouse Capitole)

Personalized Pricing and Brand Distribution

Presentation by Bruno Jullien (Toulouse School of Economics, CNRS)

Discussion by Yaron Yehezkel (Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University)

Sarit Markovich (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University) and Yaron Yehezkel (Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University)

Group Hug: Platform Competition with User-groups

Presentation by Yaron Yehezkel (Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University)

Discussion by Bruno Jullien (Toulouse School of Economics, CNRS)

Jonathan Elliott (New York University), Georges V. Houngbonon (World Bank), Marc Ivaldi (Toulouse School of Economics and NERA) and Paul Scott (New York University)

Competition and Investment in Mobile Telecommunications

Presentation by Marc Ivaldi (Toulouse School of Economics and NERA)

Discussion by Vardges Levonyan (Department of Economics, University of Zurich)

Gregory S. Crawford (University of Zurich and CEPR) and Vardges Levonyan (Department of Economics, University of Zurich)

Media Bias in Public Service Broadcasting: Evidence from the BBC

Presentation (Part 1 & Part 2) by Vardges Levonyan (Department of Economics, University of Zurich)

Discussion by Marc Ivaldi (Toulouse School of Economics)

PARALLEL SESSION 16

Chair: Tom Ross (Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia)

Jens-Uwe Franck (University of Mannheim) and Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim, MaCCI and CERRE)

Market definition and Market power in the platform economy

Presentation by Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim, MaCCI and CERRE)

Discussion by Gary Biglaiser (University of North Carolina, Department of Economics)

José L. Moraga-González (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Evgenia Motchenkova (VU University Amsterdam, Department of Economics) and Saish Nevrekar (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research)

Mergers and Innovation Portfolios

Presentation by José L. Moraga-González (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Discussion by George Deltas (Department of Economics, University of Illinois)

Zhiqi Chen (Department of Economics, Carleton University) and Tom Ross (Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia)

Buffer Joint Ventures

Presentation by Tom Ross (Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia)

Discussion by Keith Waehrer (Bates White LLC)

Keith Waehrer (Bates White LLC)

Pass-through of cost reductions in open auction markets with application to merger effects

Presentation by Keith Waehrer (Bates White LLC)

Discussion by Tom Ross (Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia)

PLENARY SESSION

Chair: Joe Harrington (Business Economics and Public Policy Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

Andrea Prat (Columbia University) and Tommaso Valletti (Chief Economist, DG Comp, European Commission)

Attention Oligopoly

Presentation by Tommaso Valletti (Chief Economist, DG Comp, European Commission)

Discussion by Giancarlo Spagnolo (SITE, Tor Vergata, EIEF & CEPR)

Xiang Hui (Washington University), Maryam Saeedi (Carnegie Mellon University), Giancarlo Spagnolo (SITE, Tor Vergata, EIEF & CEPR) and Steve Tadelis (UC Berkeley, NBER & CEPR)

Certification, Reputation and Entry: An Empirical Analysis

Presentation by Giancarlo Spagnolo (SITE, Tor Vergata, EIEF & CEPR)

Discussion by Sarit Markovich (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University)

Patrick Rey ((Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole, IDEI and GREMAQ)), Yossi Spiegel (Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University, CEPR, and ZEW) and Konrad Stahl (Universität Mannheim CEPR, CESifo and ZEW)

A Dynamic Model of Predation

Presentation by Yossi Spiegel (Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University, CEPR, and ZEW)

Discussion by Massimo Motta (ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics)

Chiara Fumagalli (Università Bocconi (Department of Economics), CSEF and CEPR) and Massimo Motta (ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics)

Dynamic tying with certain future entry

Presentation by Massimo Motta (ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics)

Discussion by Yossi Spiegel (Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University, CEPR, and ZEW)

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