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2016 Conference Material
           

C R E S S E 2016

11th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPETITION AND REGULATION
"Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation"

30 June – 3 July 2016
 

CONFERENCE MATERIAL



PARALLEL SESSION 1: Mergers

Chair Tore Nilssen (University of Oslo)

Eileen Fumagalli (Norwegian Competition Authority) and Tore Nilssen (University of Oslo)

Sweetening the Pill: A Theory of Waiting To Merge

Presentation by Tore Nilssen (University of Oslo)

Discussion by Jonas Teusch (University of Liege (HEC and LCII), Catholic University of Louvain (CORE))

Jan Bouckaert (University of Antwerp) and Geert Van Moer (University of Antwerp)

Mergers and Horizontal Subcontracting

Presentation by Jan Bouckaert (University of Antwerp)

Discussion by Dennis Rickert (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE))

Céline Bonnet (Toulouse School of Economics (GREMAQ, INRA) and Jan Philip Schain (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics)

An Empirical Analysis of Mergers: Efficiency Gains and Impact on Consumer Prices

Presentation by Jan Philip Schain (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics)

Discussion by Joanna Piechucka (Paris School of Economics, Université Paris 1)

Ariane Charpin (Paris School of Economcis, Université Paris 1) and Joanna Piechucka (Paris School of Economcis, Université Paris 1)

Merger Efficiency Gains: An Assessment of the French Urban Transport Industry

Presentation by Joanna Piechucka (Paris School of Economcis, Université Paris 1)

Discussion by Jan Philip Schain (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics)

PARALLEL SESSION 2: Cartels

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

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

Should Mobile Marketers Collect Other Data Than Geo-Location?

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

Discussion by Thanos Athanasopoulos (University of Warwick)

Jonas Kalb (University of St Andrews)

The Effect of Penalty Regimes on Endogenous Cartel Formation

Presentation by Jonas Kalb (University of St Andrews)

Discussion by Vicente Lagos (Toulouse School of Economics)

Sinan Corus (University of St Andrews)

Proactive Detection of Collusive Practices: An Application in Spatial Setting

Presentation by Sinan Corus (University of St Andrews)

Discussion by Catarina Marvão (SITE-Stockholm School of Economics, Trinity College Dublin)

Marc Ivaldi (Toulouse School of Economics and NERA Academic Affiliate) and Vicente Lagos (Toulouse School of Economics)

Parallel Accommodating Conduct: Evaluating the Performance of the CPPI Index

Presentation by Vicente Lagos (Toulouse School of Economics)

Discussion by Sinan Corus (University of St Andrews)

PARALLEL SESSION 3: Regulation, Mergers and Multi-sided Markets

Chair: Michael Hellwig (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research and MACCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation)

Michael Hellwig (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research and MACCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation) and Dominik Schober (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research and MACCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation)

Disincentive Regulation: Evidence for Ratchet Effect Among German Electricity Distribution System Operators

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

Discussion by Georgios Petropoulos (Bruegel)

Francesco Ducci (University of Toronto)

Out-of-Market Efficiencies, Two-sided Platforms and Consumer Welfare: A Legal and Economic analysis

Presentation by Francesco Ducci (University of Toronto)

Discussion by Timothy Wyndham (NHH Norwegian School of Economics)

Øystein Foros (NHH Norwegian School of Economics), Hans Jarle Kind (NHH Norwegian School of Economics and CESifo) and Timothy Wyndham (NHH Norwegian School of Economics)

The Impact of Discriminating Value-Added Taxes in a Two-Sided Market with Multi-Homing Consumers

Presentation by Timothy Wyndham (NHH Norwegian School of Economics)

Discussion by Francesco Ducci (University of Toronto)

Per Agrell (Catholic University of Louvain (Louvain School of Management and CORE)) and Jonas Teusch (University of Liege (HEC and LCII), Catholic University of Louvain (CORE))

Mergers Incentives Under Yardstick Competition: Theory and Evidence from Norway

Presentation by Jonas Teusch (University of Liege (HEC and LCII), Catholic University of Louvain (CORE))

Discussion by Tore Nilssen (University of Oslo)

PARALLEL SESSION 4: Energy and Pharmaceutical Markets

Chair: Florian Szücs (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Farasat Bokhari (University of East Anglia), Franco Mariuzzo (University of East Anglia) and Arnold Polanski (University of East Anglia)

Entry Limiting Agreements for Pharmaceuticals: Pay-to-Delay and Authorized Generic Deals

Presentation by Farasat Bokhari (University of East Anglia)

Discussion by Maria Letizia Giorgetti (Università di Milano, CEG Europe)

Paula Armstrong (Econex)

Market Inquiry into the Private Healthcare Sector in South Africa: Characteristics to Consider in Analysing South Africa’s Private Hospitals

Presentation by Paula Armstrong (Econex)

Discussion by Farasat Bokhari (University of East Anglia)

Tomaso Duso (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin), Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)), Jo Seldeslachts (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin), KU Leuven) and Florian Szücs (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business)

The Impact of Competition Policy Enforcement on the Functioning of EU Energy Markets

Presentation by Florian Szücs (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business)

Discussion by Claude Crampes (Toulouse School of Economics)

Klaus Gugler (Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)), Sven Heim (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research and MaCCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation) and Mario Liebensteiner (Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU))

Non-Sequential Search, Competition and Price Dispersion in Retail Electricity

Presentation by Mario Liebensteiner (Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU))

Discussion by Florian Szücs (WU Vienna University of Economics and Business)

PARALLEL SESSION 5: IP, Enforcement and Mergers

Chair: David Ulph (University of St Andrews)

Thanos Athanasopoulos (University of Warwick)

Compatibility, Intellectual Property, Innovation and Welfarein Durable Goods Markets with Network Effects

Presentation by Thanos Athanasopoulos (University of Warwick)

Discussion by David Ulph (University of St Andrews)

Catarina Marvão (SITE-Stockholm School of Economics, Trinity College Dublin) and Giancarlo Spagnolo (SITE-Stockholm School of Economics, Tor Vergata, Eief, CEPR)

Should Price Fixers Finally Go to Prison? Criminalization, Leniency Inflation and Whistleblower Rewards in the EU

Presentation by Catarina Marvão (SITE-Stockholm School of Economics, Trinity College Dublin)

Discussion by David Gilo (Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University)

Dennis Rickert (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE))

Consumer State Dependence, Switching Costs, and Forward-Looking Producers. A Dynamic Discrete Choice Model Applied to the Diaper Market

Presentation by Dennis Rickert (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE))

Discussion by Jan Bouckaert (University of Antwerp)

Zili Wang (Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics) and Jian Chen (Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics)

Retail Service, Consumer Heterogeneity, and Resale Price Maintenance

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

Elena Argentesi (University of Bologna), Paolo Buccirossi (Lear), Roberto Cervone (Lear), Tomaso Duso (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin) and Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)) and Alessia Marrazzo (Lear)

The Effect of Retail Mergers on Variety: An Ex-Post Evaluation

Presentation by Elena Argentesi (University of Bologna)

Discussion by Luke Froeb (Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management)

PARALLEL SESSION 6: Applied IO and Mergers

Chair: Thibaud Vergé (ENSAE ParisTech (UMR EXCESS/CREST) and Norwegian School of Economics (NHH/BECCLE))

Markus Dertwinkel-Kalt (University of Cologne) and Christian Wey (Heinrich-Heine University Düssseldorf, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE))

Evidence Production in Merger Control: The Role of Remedies

Presentation by Christian Wey (Heinrich-Heine University Düssseldorf, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE))

Discussion by Elena Argentesi (University of Bologna)

Ken Onishi (Singapore Management University), Naoki Wakamori (University of Tokyo), Chiyo Hashimoto (Japan Medical Association) and Shun-ichiro Bessho (Keio University)

Free Entry and Social Inefficiency in Vertical Relationships: The Case of the MRI Market

Presentation by Ken Onishi (Singapore Management University)

Discussion by Thibaud Vergé (ENSAE ParisTech (UMR EXCESS/CREST) and Norwegian School of Economics (NHH/BECCLE))

Bjørn Olav Johansen (University of Bergen and BECCLE) and Thibaud Vergé (ENSAE ParisTech (UMR EXCESS/CREST) and Norwegian School of Economics (NHH/BECCLE))

Platform Price Parity Clauses with Direct Sales

Presentation by Thibaud Vergé (ENSAE ParisTech (UMR EXCESS/CREST)

Discussion by Ken Onishi (Singapore Management University)

Özlem Bedre-Defolie (European School of Management and Technology (ESMT)) and Gary Biglaiser (University of North Carolina)

Contracts as a Barrier to Entry in Markets with Non-Pivotal Buyers

Presentation by Özlem Bedre-Defolie (European School of Management and Technology (ESMT))

Discussion by Keith Waehrer (Bates White, LLC)

Keith Waehrer (Bates White, LLC)

Online Services and the Analysis of Competitive Merger Effects in Privacy Protections and Other Quality Dimensions

Presentation by Keith Waehrer (Bates White, LLC)

Discussion by Özlem Bedre-Defolie (European School of Management and Technology (ESMT))

Parallel Session 7: Applied IO and Regulation

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

Céline Bonner (Toulouse School of Economics (INRA, GREMAQ)), Zohra Bouamra-Mechemache (Toulouse School of Economics (INRA, GREMAQ)) and Hugo Molina (INRA, Department of Economics, École polytechnique)

Vertical Relationships in Bilateral Oligopolies: A Structural Bargaining Model with Limited Data

Presentation by Hugo Molina (INRA, Department of Economics, École polytechnique)

Discussion by Germain Gaudin (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics, Heinrich Heine University)

Lukasz Grzybowski (Telecom ParisTech)

Unbundling the Incumbent and Entry into Fiber: Evidence from France

Presentation by Lukasz Grzybowski (Telecom ParisTech)

Discussion by Michal Grajek (European School of Management and Technology (European School of Management and Technology (ESMT))

Wolfgang Briglauer (ZEW), Carlo Cambini (Politecnico di Torino) and Michal Grajek (European School of Management and Technology (ESMT))

Regulation and Investment in European High-Speed Broadband Infrastructure

Presentation by Michal Grajek (European School of Management and Technology (ESMT))

Discussion by Lukasz Grzybowski (Telecom ParisTech)

Claude Crampes (Toulouse School of Economics) and Nils-Henrik von der Fehr (University of Oslo)

Cooperation and Regulation for Building Electric Interconnectors

Presentation by Claude Crampes (Toulouse School of Economics)

Discussion by Mario Liebensteiner (Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU))

José L. Moraga-González (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Yajie Sun (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute)

Quality Provision and Efficiency in Search Markets

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

Discussion by Nikos Vettas (Athens University of Economics and Business)

PLENARY SESSION 1

Chair: Maarten Pieter Schinkel (University of Amsterdam and ACLE)

Thomas Lenard (Technology Policy Institute) and Lawrence White (Leonard N. Stern  School of Business)

Moving Music Licensing into Digital Era: More Competition and Less Regulation

Presentation by Lawrence White (Leonard N. Stern  School of Business)

Discussion by Marcel Boyer (CIRANO and University of Montreal)

Marcel Boyer (CIRANO and University of Montreal)

The Value of Music in the Digital Era: Challenges and Pitfalls

Presentation by Marcel Boyer (CIRANO and University of Montreal)

Discussion by Lawrence White (Leonard N. Stern School of Business)

Luke Froeb (Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management), Vladimir Mares (INSEAD) and Steven Tschantz (Vanderbilt University)

Horizontal Mergers in Optimal Auctions

Presentation by Vladimir Mares (INSEAD)

Discussion by Xavier Boutin (Compass Lexecon and ULB (ECARES))

Michele Polo (Bocconi University, IGIER and IEFE) and Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics)

Unilateral Practices, Antitrust Enforcement and Commitments

Presentation by Michele Polo (Bocconi University, IGIER and IEFE)

Discussion by Maarten Pieter Schinkel (University of Amsterdam and ACLE)

Maarten Pieter Schinkel (University of Amsterdam and ACLE) and Lukas Toth (University of Amsterdam)

Balancing the Public Interest-Defense in Cartel Offences

Presentation by Maarten Pieter Schinkel (University of Amsterdam and ACLE)

Discussion by Michele Polo (Bocconi University, IGIER and IEFE)

INVITED SPEAKER

Chair: Juan Pablo Montero (Ponticia Universidad Catόlica de Chile)

GIANCARLO SPAGNOLO

(SITE-Stockholm School of Economics, Tor Vergata, Eief, CEPR)

Presentation on Competition Policy and Public Procurement

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION 1: Cartel Screening

Chair: Joe Harrington (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

Presentations by the Panelists:

Presentation by Peter Bönisch (NERA)

Presentation by Luke Froeb (Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management)

Presentation by Lillian Petit (Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM))

Presentation by Maarten Pieter Schinkel (University of Amsterdam and ACLE)

Presentation by Elena Zoido (Compass Lexecon)

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION 2: Constraints and Opportunities to Expanding the Role of Economics in Competition Law Enforcement

Chair: Frederic Jenny (ESSEC Business School)

Presentations by the Panelists:

Presentation by Yannis Katsoulacos (Athens University of Economics and Business)

Presentation by William Kovacic (Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy; Professor of Law; Director, Competition Law Center, The George Washington University)

Presentation by Liberty Mncube (Competition Commission of South Africa)

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

PARALLEL SESSION 8: Enforcement of Competition Policy

Chair: Jayme Leong (Competition Commission of Singapore)

Florence Thépot (University of Glasgow), Florian Hugon (Droit & Croissance) and Mathieu Luinaud (Droit & Croissance)

Interlocking Directorates and Anti-Competitive Risks:An Enforcement Gap in Europe?

Presentation by Florence Thépot (University of Glasgow)

Discussion by: Panagiotis Fotis (Hellenic Competition Commission)

Nikolaos Zevgolis (Hellenic Competition Commission) and Panagiotis Fotis (Hellenic Competition Commission)

A Rule of Reason Approach in the Assessment of Passive Minority Interests

Presentation by Nikolaos Zevgolis (Hellenic Competition Commission)

Discussion by Florence Thépot (University of Glasgow)

Dalia Salim (LLM Cairo University; Associate at Matouk Bassiouny, Former case handler at the Egyptian Competition Authority)

Merger Rules under Egyptian Competition Law

Presentation by Dalia Salim (LLM Cairo University; Associate at Matouk Bassiouny, Former case handler at the Egyptian Competition Authority)

Discussion by Nikolaos Zevgolis (Hellenic Competition Commission)

Benno Buehler (European Commission, DG COMP) and Christoph Schottmueller (Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen)

The LME Warehousing Regime - Is there a Need for Reform?

Presentation by Benno Buehler (European Commission, DG COMP)

Discussion by Winand Emons (University of Bern)

Aldo Gonzάlez (University of Chile) and Alejandro Micco (University of Chile)

Private Versus Public Antitrust Enforcement: Evidence from Chile

Presentation by Aldo Gonzάlez (University of Chile)

Discussion by Benno Buehler (European Commission, DG COMP)

PARALLEL SESSION 9: Collusion

Chair: Armin Schmutzler (University of Zürich, CEPR)

Thomas Fagart (Paris School of Economics – University of Paris 1)

Collusion in Capacity under Irreversible Investment

Presentation by Thomas Fagart (Paris School of Economics – University of Paris 1)

Discussion by Philipp Dimakopoulos (Humboldt University of Berlin)

Philipp Dimakopoulos (Humboldt University of Berlin)

Dynamic Pricing under Capacity-constrained Competition with a Deadline

Presentation by Philipp Dimakopoulos (Humboldt University of Berlin)

Discussio by Thomas Fagart (Paris School of Economics – University of Paris 1)

Luke Garrod (School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University) and Matthew Olczak (Aston Business School, Aston University)

Collusion, Firm Numbers and Asymmetries Revisited

Presentation by Luke Garrod (School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University)

Discussion by Armin Schmutzler (University of Zürich, CEPR)

Danial Asmat (Economic Analysis Group, Anitrust Division, US Department of Justice)

Collusion Along the Learning Curve:Theory and Evidence from the Semiconductor Industry

Presentation by Danial Asmat (Economic Analysis Group, Anitrust Division, US Department of Justice)

Discussion by Joe Harrington (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

Elisabetta Iossa (University of Rome Tor Vergata, IEFE-Bocconi and Center of Research in Procurement and Supply Chain) and Mike Waterson (University of Warwick)

Maintaining Dynamic Competition in Procurement Contracts:A Case Study on the London Bus Market

Presentation by Mike Waterson (University of Warwick)

Discussion by Giancarlo Spagnolo (SITE-Stockholm School of Economics, Tor Vergata, Eief, CEPR)

PARALLEL SESSION 10: Recent Developments in Competition Law and Policy in BRICS

Chair: Lorenzo Ciari (EBRD)

Avirup Bose (Jindal Global Law School, Centre of International Trade and Economic Laws)

A Poverty of Antitrust Reasoning: Five Tales from India

Presentation by Avirup Bose (Jindal Global Law School, Centre of International Trade and Economic Laws)

Discussion by Kaushal Sharma (Former Director General and Head of Merger Control, Competition Commission of India)

Jet Deng (Dentons Beijing Office)

One Country, Two competition Laws: The Evolution of Competition Laws in China and Hong Kong

Presentation by Jet Deng (Dentons Beijing Office)

Discussion by Jian Chen (Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics)

Svetlana Avdasheva (National Research University, Higher School of Economics) and Tatiana Radchenko (Analytical Center under the Government of the Russian Federation, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow Lomonosov University)

Conduct Remedies in BRICS Countries: Summary of Possible Impact on Domestic and International Markets

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

Discussion by Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro (Instituto de Economia – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

Kaushal Sharma (Former Director General and Head of Merger Control, Competition Commission of India))

Emergence of a New Competition Law Jurisprudence from BRICS Countries

Presentation by Kaushal Sharma (Former Director General and Head of Merger Control, Competition Commission of India))

Discussion by Avirup Bose (Jindal Global Law School, Centre of International Trade and Economic Laws)

Pamela Mondliwa (Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED), University of Johannesburg) and Reena Das Nair (Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED), University of Johannesburg)

Overcharge Estimates in the South African Reinforcing Bar Cartel

Presentation by Pamela Mondliwa (Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED)

Discussion by Liberty Mncube (Competition Commission of South Africa)

Closing Comments by Lorenzo Ciari (EBRD)

Competition Policy in Developing Countries – the EBRD Experience

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION 3: Competition Policy Vs Regulation in Platform Markets

Chair: Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim)

Presentations by the panelists:

Presentation by Andrea Amelio (European Commission, DG COMP)

Presentation by Cristina Caffarra (Charles River Associates)

Presentation by Frederic Jenny (ESSEC Business School)

Presentation by Bruno Jullien (Toulouse School of Economics)

Presentation by Howard Shelanski (Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), The White House)

PARALLEL SESSION 11: Regulation & Innovation

Chair: Federico Etro (Ca’ Foscari University)

Sumit Majumdar (University of Texas at Dallas)

Regulation, institutional logics and capital structure: An assessment

Presentation by Sumit Majumdar (University of Texas at Dallas)

Discussion by Tommaso Valletti (Imperial College London, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, CERRE and CEPR)

Christos Genakos (Athens University of Economics and Business, CEP, CEPR), Tommaso Valletti (Imperial College London, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, CERRE, CEPR) and Frank Verboven (KU Leuven, Telecom ParisTech, CEPR)

Evaluating Market Consolidation in Mobile Communications

Presentation by Tommaso Valletti (Imperial College London, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, CERRE, CEPR)

Discussion by Georgios Petropoulos (Bruegel)

Georgios Petropoulos (Bruegel) and Bert Willems (Tilec and CentER, Tilburg University)

Generation Investment and Access Regulation in the Electricity Market: A Real Option Approach

Presentation by Georgios Petropoulos (Bruegel)

Discussion by Sumit Majumdar (University of Texas at Dallas)

Armin Schmutzler (University of Zürich, CEPR) and Konrad Stahl (University of Mannheim, CEPR)

Organizing Upstream Innovation

Presentation by Armin Schmutzler (University of Zürich, CEPR)

Discussion by Matthew Olczak (Aston Business School, Aston University)

Chiu Yu Ko (National University of Singapore) and Xuyao Zhang (National University of Singapore)

Reverse Licensing

Presentation by Xuyao Zhang (National University of Singapore)

Discussion by Federico Etro (Ca’ Foscari University)

PARALLEL SESSION 12: Vertical Relations and Applied IO

Chair: David Gilo (Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University)

Giacomo Calzolari (University of Bologna, CEPR), Vincenzo Denicolo (University of Bologna, CEPR, University of Leicester) and Piercarlo Zanchettin (University of Leicester)

Exclusive Dealing with Costly Rent Extraction

Presentation by Giacomo Calzolari (University of Bologna, CEPR)

Discussion by Yaron Yehezkel (Tel-Aviv Business School, Tel Aviv University)

David Gilo (Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University) and Yaron Yehezkel (Tel-Aviv Business School, Tel Aviv University)

Dynamic Vertical Collusion

Presentation by Yaron Yehezkel (Tel-Aviv Business School, Tel Aviv University)

Discussion by Giacomo Calzolari (University of Bologna, CEPR)

Gregor Lagnus (European Commission, DG COMP) and Vilen Lipatov (Compass Lexecon and CESifo)

Upward Pricing Pressure of Mergers Weakening Vertical Relationships

Presentation by Vilen Lipatov (Compass Lexecon and CESifo)

Discussion by Aleksandra Boutin (Compass Lexecon and ULB (ECARES))

Aleksandra Boutin (Compass Lexecon and ULB (ECARES)) and Xavier Boutin (Compass Lexecon and ULB (ECARES))

Managers’ Repeated Interactions and the Scope of the Firm

Presentation by Aleksandra Boutin (Compass Lexecon and ULB (ECARES))

Discussion by Vilen Lipatov (Compass Lexecon and CESifo)

Germain Gaudin (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics, Heinrich Heine University)

Vertical Bargaining and Retail Competition: What Drives Countervailing Power?

Presentation by Germain Gaudin (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics, Heinrich Heine University)

Discussion by Hugo Molina (INRA and Department of Economics, École polytechnique)

PARALLEL SESSION 13: State-aid and Applied IO

Chair: Winand Emons (University of Bern)

Florence Thépot (University of Glasgow) and Jacques Thépot (LARGE, Universitė de Strasbourg)

Collusion, Executive Compensation and Antitrust Fines

Presentation by Jacques Thépot (LARGE, Universitė de Strasbourg)

Discussion by Willem Boshoff (Stellenbosch University) 

Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro (Instituto de Economia – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

Private Higher Education in Brazil: Entry, Exit and Mergers

Presentation by Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro (Instituto de Economia – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

Discussion by Svetlana Golovanova (Higher School of Economics)

Juliette Rey (Paris School of Economics - University Paris 1)

Ex Post Analysis of State Aids: Empirical Study of Restructuring Aids Impact on the Recipient’s Performances

Presentation by Juliette Rey (Paris School of Economics - University Paris 1)

Discussion by Sven Heim (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research and MaCCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation)

Sven Heim (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research and MaCCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation) Kai Hüschelrath (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, MaCCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation and University of Mannheim), Philipp Schmidt-Dengler (University of Vienna) and Maurizio Strazzeri (University of Konstanz)

The Impact of State Aid on the Survival and Financial Viability of Aided Firms

Presentation by Sven Heim (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research and MaCCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation)

Discussion by Juliette Rey (Paris School of Economics - University Paris 1)

Arrah-Marie Jo (Telecom ParisTech)

The Effect of Competition Intensity on Cybersecurity – An Empirical Analysis of Security Patch Release on the Web Browser Market

Presentation by Arrah-Marie Jo (Telecom ParisTech)

Discussion by Ulrich Schwalbe (University of Hohenheim and NERA Academic Affiliate)

COMPETITION POLICY KEYNOTE LECTURE

Chair: Joe Harrington (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

AVIV NEVO

(Northwestern University)

Presentation on "The Economics of Internet Traffic Management"

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION 4: Identifying the Impact of Competition Policy

(co-organised by CRESSE and OECD)

Chair: John Davies (Head of Competition Division, OECD)

Presentations by Panelists:

Presentation by Adriaan Dierx (European Commission, DG COMP) and Fabienne Ilzkovitz (European Commission, DG COMP)

Presentation by Luke Froeb (Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management)

Presentation by Evgenia Motchenkova (University of Amsterdam)

Presentation by Xavier Boutin (Compass Lexecon and ULB (ECARES))

Presentation by Howard Shelanski (Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), The White House)

Presentation by Jarig van Sinderen (Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM))

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION 5: Antitrust, Regulation and Industrial Policy in BRICS: Tensions and Institutional Performance

Chair: William Kovacic (Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy; Professor of Law; Director, Competition Law Center, The George Washington University)

Presentations by Panelists:     

Presentation by Vitaly Korolev (Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), Russia)

Presentation by Peter Augustine (Competition Commission of India)

Presentation by Tembinkosi Bonakele (Competition Commission of South Africa)

Presentation by Jet Deng (Dentons Beijing Office)

Presentation by Frederic Jenny (ESSEC Business School)

Presentation by Cristiane Alkmin J. Schmidt (Commissioner, Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE-Brazil))

Presentation by Daniel Sokol (University of Florida Levin College of Law)

JJ LAFFONT KEYNOTE LECTURE

Chair: Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics)

WILLIAM ROGERSON (Northwestern University)

Presentation on Competitive Effects of Proposed Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger

SPECIAL KEYNOTE LAWYERS’ LECTURE

Chair: Frederic Jenny (ESSEC Business School)

DANIEL SOKOL (University of Florida Levin College of Law)

Presentation on Economic Analysis for Judges: How to Better Integrate Economic Thinking into Results

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION 6: Damages Litigation: Issues and Challenges in Complex Antitrust Cases

Chair: Cristina Caffarra (Charles River Associates)

Presentations by Panelists:

Presentation by Gregory Crawford (University of Zurich)

Presentation by Philip Marsden (UK Competition and Markets Authority)

Presentation by Ulrich Schwalbe (University of Hohenheim and NERA Academic Affiliate)

Presentation by Szabolcs Lorincz (European Commission, DG COMP)

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION 7: Competition Policy and Regulation in the Banking Sector

[Co-organized by CRESSE and Royal Economic Society (RES)]

Chair: Giancarlo Spagnolo (SITE-Stockholm School of Economics, Tor Vergata, Eief, CEPR)

Presentations by Panelists:

Presentation by Spyros Pagratis (Athens University of Economics and Business)

Presentation by Jacob Seifert (University of Manchester)

Presentation by Alasdair Smith (UK Competition and Markets Authority)

PLENARY SESSION 2

Chair: Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics)

Zhijun Chen (Monash University) and Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics)

A Theory of Conglomerate Mergers

Presentation by Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics)

Discussion by Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University and CEPR)

Enrique Ide (Graduate School of Business, Stanford University) and Juan Pablo Montero (Ponti
cia Universidad Catόlica de Chile)

Bundled Discounts and Foreclosure in Wholesale Markets

Presentation by Juan Pablo Montero (Ponti
cia Universidad Catόlica de Chile)

Discussion by Yossi Spiegel (Tel Aviv University)

Yossi Spiegel (Tel Aviv University)

Backward Integration, Forward Integration, and Vertical Foreclosure

Presentation by Yossi Spiegel (Tel Aviv University)

Discussion by Juan Pablo Montero (Ponti cia Universidad Catόlica de Chile)

Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University and CEPR) and Pierre Regibeau (Charles River Associates)

Standard-Setting Organisations (SSOs): Current Policy Issues and Empirical Evidence

Presentation by Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University and CEPR)

Discussion by Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim)

Heiko Karle (Center for Law and Economics, ETH Zurich), Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim) and  Markus Reisinger (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)

Segmentation Versus Agglomeration:Competition Between Platforms with Competitive Sellers

Presentation by Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim)

Discussion by Pierre Regibeau (Charles River Associates)




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