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Online CRESSE Special Policy Sessions

To continue contributing to the debates on important competition policy issues during the COVID-19 pandemic and given the postponement for 2021 of this year’s CRESSE Conference, the CRESSE Scientific Committee decided to organise three online CRESSE Special Policy Sessions, in collaboration with CPI, that will be streamed live in late June and early July. Additional sessions may be organised later in the year. 
The topics and dates of the 3 sessions are:
(i) “Controlling pre-emptive mergers: in need of a new approach?”
Date: 26th of June 2020.
Moderator: Yossi Spiegel (Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University)
Speakers: Luis Cabral (NYU Stern), Cristina Caffarra (Vice President, Charles River Associates), Fabien Curto Millet (Director of economics, Google), Aviv Nevo  (The Wharton School and Dept. of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, former Chief Economist at Antitrust Division of Dept. of Justice), Pierre Regibeau (Chief Economist, DG COMP), Andrew Thomas Sweeting (Director, FTC Bureau of Economics)
Commentators: Carmelo Cennamo (Copenhagen Business School)
(ii) “Vertical mergers: enforcement developments and guidelines”
Date: 1st of July 2020.
Moderator: Dan O’Brien (Compass Lexecon)
Speakers: Leslie Marx (Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business), Dan O’ Brien (Compass Lexecon), Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics), Carl Shapiro (Walter A. Haas School of Business & Department of Economics, University of California at Berkeley), Mike Vita (Federal Trade Commission), Hans Zenger (Member of the Chief Economist Team Economist, DG COMP)
Commentators: Hans Friederiszick (E.CA Director), Ana Sofia Rodrigues (Chief Economist, Autoridade da Concorrência (AdC) – Portuguese Competition Authority)
(iii) “Antitrust and Regulation in the Digital Economy”
Dare: 7th of July 2020.
Moderator: Amelia Fletcher (University of East Anglia)
Speakers:  David Evans (Chairman, Global Economics), Eliana Garces (Director of Economic Policy, Facebook), Bill Kovavic (Director, Competition Law Center, The George Washington University), Jorge Padilla (Senior Managing Director, Compass Lexecon), Pierre Regibeau (Chief Economist, DG COMP), Simeon Thornton (Director at Competition and Markets Authority)
Commentators: Cristina Caffarra (Vice President, Charles River Associates), Fabien Curto Millet (Director of economics, Google)
All sessions are set to start at 5pm Paris time.
Stay tuned for more information and registration. 

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