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2017 Conference Material
           

C R E S S E 2017

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

30th June – 2nd July 2017


CONFERENCE MATERIAL


 

PLENARY SESSION 1 – INVITED LECTURE

Chair: Yannis Katsoulacos (Athens University of Economics and Business)

VOLKER NOCKE (UCLA, University of Mannheim and CEPR) and Nicolas Schutz (University of Mannheim)

Multiproduct-Firm Oligopoly: An Aggregative Games Approach

Presentation – Invited Lecture by Volker Nocke (UCLA, University of Mannheim and CEPR)

PARALLEL SESSION 1

Chair: Valanta Milliou (Athens University of Economics and Business)

Javier Donna (The Ohio State University), Pedro Pereira (Autoridade da Concorrência and CEFAGE), Tiago Pires (University of North Carolina) and Andre Trindade (Getulio Vargas Foundation Graduate School of Economics)

Measuring the benefits and costs of intermediation in vertical relations

Presentation by Andre Trindade (Getulio Vargas Foundation Graduate School of Economics)

Discussion by Tommy S. Gabrielsen (University of Bergen, Norway)

Tommy S. Gabrielsen (University of Bergen, Norway), Bjørn Olav Johansen (University of Bergen, Norway), Teis L. Lømo (University of Bergen, Norway)

Resale price maintenance in two-sided markets

Presentation by Tommy S. Gabrielsen (University of Bergen, Norway)

Discussion by Valanta Milliou (Athens University of Economics and Business)

Robert Clark (Queen’s University) and Mario Samano (HEC Montreal)

Mergers and cost efficiency: Evidence from the electricity distribution industry

Presentation by Mario Samano (HEC Montreal)

Discussion by Ángel L. Lόpez (Departament d'Economia Aplicada (UAB), and Public-Private Sector Research Center (IESE))

Daniel Ershov (University of Toronto), Scott Orr (University of Toronto) and Jean-William P. Laliberté (University of Toronto)

Mergers in a model with complementarity

Presentation by Daniel Ershov (University of Toronto)

Discussion by Mario Samano (HEC Montreal)

PARALLEL SESSION 2

Chair: Katerina Kyriazidou (Athens University of Economics and Business)

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

Capital structure and merger waves in the telecommunications sector

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

Discussion by Jo Seldeslachts (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin) and KU Leuven)

Veit Böckers (CEG Germany GmbH, DICE Düsseldorf), Tomaso Duso (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin), DICE Düsseldorf and Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP)) and Florian Szücs (WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business))

Abuse of dominance and antitrust enforcement in the German electricity market

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

Discussion by Nils-Henrik von der Fehr (University of Oslo)

Dennis Rickert (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf), Jan Phillip Schain (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf) and Joel Stiebale (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf)

The effect of mergers on retail prices: Evidence from Germany

Presentation by Jan Phillip Schain (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf)

Discussion by Flavia Roldán (Universidad ORT Uruguay)

PARALLEL SESSION 3

Chair: Eugenio J. Miravete (The University of Texas at Austin)

Zhijun Chen (Monash University) and Greg Shaffer (Simon Business School, University of Rochester)

Market-share contracts as a more effective exclusionary device

Presentation by Zhijun Chen (Monash University)

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

Thanos Athanasopoulos (Leicester Castle Business School)

Incentive to innovate, compatibility and welfare in durable goods markets with network effects

Presentation by Thanos Athanasopoulos (Leicester Castle Business School)

Discussion by Zhijun Chen (Monash University)

David Martimort (Paris School of Economics (EHESS)) and Jėrôme Pouyet (Paris School of Economics (CNRS & ENS))

Promotional allowances: Loss leading as an incentive device

Presentation by Jėrôme Pouyet (Paris School of Economics (CNRS & ENS))

Discussion by Eugenio J. Miravete (The University of Texas at Austin)

Eugenio J. Miravete (The University of Texas at Austin), Katja Seim (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) and Jeff Thurk (University of Notre Dame)

One markup to rule them all: Taxation and consumption effects of liquor pricing regulation

Presentation by Eugenio J. Miravete (The University of Texas at Austin)

Discussion by Jėrôme Pouyet (Paris School of Economics (CNRS & ENS))

PARALLEL SESSION 4

Chair: David Ulph (University of St Andrews)

Marco Kotschedoff (Johann Wolfgang Goethe University) and Max Pachali (Johann Wolfgang Goethe University)

Higher minimum quality standards and redistributive effects on consumer welfare

Presentation by Marco Kotschedoff (Johann Wolfgang Goethe University)

Discussion by Jacob Seifert (University of Manchester, School of Social Sciences)

An-Sofie Cottyn (Ghent University)

EU merger control after the reform: More economics, but still more than economics

Presentation by An-Sofie Cottyn (Ghent University)

Discussion by Adriaan Dierx (European Commission, Directorate General for Competition)

Geert Van Moer (University of Antwerp)

Outsourcing and industry structure

Presentation by Geert Van Moer (University of Antwerp)

Discussion by David Ulph (University of St Andrews)

Francesca Di Iorio (Universita’ di Napoli Federico II) and Maria Letizia Giorgetti (Università degli Studi di Milano and CEG Europe)

A deeper analysis on pharmaceutical submarket concentration: The US market in 1987-1998

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

Discussion by Geert Van Moer (University of Antwerp)

PARALLEL SESSION 5

Chair: Pierre Regibeau (Charles River Associates)

Emil Palikot (Toulouse School of Economics) and Matias Pietola (Toulouse School of Economics)

Pay-for-delay with settlement externalities

Presentation by Emil Palikot (Toulouse School of Economics) 

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

David Gilo (Tel-Aviv University) and Yossi Spiegel (Tel-Aviv University)

Antitrust regulation of excessive prices

Presentation by David Gilo (Tel-Aviv University) 

Discussion by Pierre Regibeau (Charles River Associates)

Daniel Herrera-Araujo (Hospinnomics, Paris School of Economics) and Joanna Piechucka (Paris School of Economics - Université Paris 1)

Impact of mergers on repositioning of services: Evidence from the French hospital industry

Presentation by Joanna Piechucka (Paris School of Economics - Université Paris 1) 

Discussion by Emil Palikot (Toulouse School of Economics) 

Tomaso Duso (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin), DICE Düsseldorf, and Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP)), Mattia Nardotto (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin)), and Jo Seldeslachts (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin) and KU Leuven)

A retrospective study of state aid control in the German broadband market

Presentation by Jo Seldeslachts (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin) and KU Leuven)

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

PARALLEL SESSION 6

Chair: Michele Polo (Bocconi University and IEFE)

Simone Maciel Cuiabano (Toulouse School of Economics and Brazilian Council of Economic Defense (Cade)), João Carlos Nicolini de Moraes (Universidade de Brasilia) and Lucas Pinha (Universidade de Viçosa)

Application of time series techniques in relevant market delimitation. The Brazilian experience

Presentation by Simone Maciel Cuiabano (Toulouse School of Economics and Brazilian Council of Economic Defense (Cade))

Discussion by Albertus van Niekerk (Econex)

Serge Moresi (Charles river Associates) and Hans Zenger (European Commission)

Aggregate diversion and market elasticity

Presentation by Hans Zenger (European Commission)

Discussion by Simone Maciel Cuiabano (Toulouse School of Economics and Brazilian Council of Economic Defense (Cade))

Anna D'Annunzio (Telenor Research) and Antonio Russo (ETH Zurich and CESifo)

Ad networks, consumer tracking, and privacy

Presentation by Anna D'Annunzio (Telenor Research)

Discussion by Ying Lei Toh (Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole) 

Lapo Filistrucchi (University of Florence, TILEC, Tilburg University)

Network effects and the efficiency defense in mergers among two-sided platforms

Presentation by Lapo Filistrucchi (University of Florence, TILEC, Tilburg University)

Discussion by Michele Polo (Bocconi University and IEFE)

PARALLEL SESSION 7

Chair: Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro (Instituto de Economia – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Economics Institute / UFRJ)

Jacob Seifert (University of Manchester, School of Social Sciences)

Competition Policy in regulated markets

Presentation by Jacob Seifert (University of Manchester, School of Social Sciences)

Discussant: David Gilo (Tel Aviv University)

Peter T. Dijkstra (Chief Economist Office of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM)) and Jonathan Frisch (Directorate-General Competition of the European Commission)

Introducing cartel sanctions to individuals: The impact on cartel discoveries of the revised leniency Guidelines of the Netherlands

Presentation by Peter T. Dijkstra (Chief Economist Office of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM))

Discussant: An-Sofie Cottyn (Ghent University)

Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro (Instituto de Economia – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Economics Institute / UFRJ) and Kamaiaji Castor (Instituto de Economia – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Economics Institute / UFRJ)

Merger analysis in the banking sector in Brazil: Institutional setting and methods

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

Discussant: Emin Köksal (Bahcesehir University)

Emin Köksal (Bahcesehir University) and Şahin Ardıyok (Dentons, Bilkent University)

Diverging approaches for most-favored-customer clauses: Turkish Competition Authority’s Yemeksepeti.com infringement decision

Presentation by Emin Köksal (Bahcesehir University)

Discussant: Eduardo Pontual Ribeiro (Instituto de Economia – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Economics Institute / UFRJ)

Jet Deng (Beijing Dentons Law Offices, LLP) and Yannis Katsoulacos (Athens University of Economics and Business)

Antitrust sanctioning in China: How can the NDRC Guidelines be further improved

Presentation by Jet Deng (Beijing Dentons Law Offices, LLP) 

Discussant: Ng Ming Jie (Competition Commission of Singapore) 

PARALLEL SESSION 8

Chair: Emmanuel Petrakis (University of Crete)

Farasat A.S. Bokhari (School of Economics, University of East Anglia) and Franco Mariuzzo (Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia)

Norwich specifications in demand systems for drugs: Logits v. aids

Presentation by Farasat A.S. Bokhari (School of Economics, University of East Anglia)

Discussion by Marc Ivaldi (Toulouse School of Economics and Nera Economic Consulting)

Daniel O’Brien (Bates White, LLC) and Keith Waehrer (Bates White, LLC)

The competitive effects of common ownership: We know less than we think

Presentation by Daniel O’Brien (Bates White, LLC)

Discussion by Slobodan Sudaric (Humboldt University of Berlin)

Philipp Dimakopoulos (Humboldt University of Berlin) and Slobodan Sudaric (Humboldt University of Berlin)

User data and platform competition

Presentation by Slobodan Sudaric (Humboldt University of Berlin)

Discussion by Daniel O’Brien (Bates White, LLC)

Sjaak Hurkens (Institute for Economic Analysis (CSIC) and BGSE) and Ángel L. Lόpez (Departament d'Economia Aplicada (UAB), and Public-Private Sector Research Center (IESE))

Who should pay for two-way interconnection?

Presentation by Ángel L. Lόpez (Departament d'Economia Aplicada (UAB), and Public-Private Sector Research Center (IESE))

Discussion by Farasat A.S. Bokhari (School of Economics, University of East Anglia)

Marco A. Haan (University of Groningen), José L. Moraga-González (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and University of Groningen) and Vaiva Petrikaitė (Instituto de Análisis Econόmico (IAE-CSIC) and Barcelona GSE)

A model of directed consumer search

Presentation by José L. Moraga-González (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and University of Groningen)

Discussion by Emmanuel Petrakis (University of Crete)

PARALLEL SESSION 9

Chair: Willem H. Boshoff (Stellenbosch University)

Thomas Bourveau (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Guoman She (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) and Alminas Žaldokas (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Naughty firms, noisy disclosure

Presentation by Alminas Žaldokas (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Discussion by Vardges Levonyan (ETH Zurich)

Carlos Ponce (Universidad Alberto Hurtado - Ilades, Chile) and Flavia Roldán (Universidad ORT Uruguay)

How a cartel operates. Evidence from graphite electrode cartel from a social network perspective

Presentation by Flavia Roldán (Universidad ORT Uruguay)

Discussion by Alminas Žaldokas (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Willem H. Boshoff (Stellenbosch University) and Rossouw van Jaarsveld (Stellenbosch University)

Analysing recurrent cartel episodes: A markov-switching application

Presentation by Willem H. Boshoff (Stellenbosch University)

Discussion by Matthias Hunold (Heinrich-Heine-Universität (HHU) Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE))

Willy Lefez (Toulouse School of Economics)

Collusion under incomplete information on the discount factor

Presentation by Willy Lefez (Toulouse School of Economics)

Discussion by André Veiga (University of Oxford)

Matthias Hunold (Heinrich-Heine-Universität (HHU) Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)), Reinhold Kesler (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, MaCCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation), Ulrich Laitenberger (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, MaCCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation) and Frank Schlütter (DICE)

Evaluation of best price clauses in hotel booking

Presentation by Matthias Hunold (Heinrich-Heine-Universität (HHU) Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE))

Discussion by Willem H. Boshoff (Stellenbosch University)

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION: The Regulation of the Sharing Economy

Chair: Frederic Jenny (ESSEC Business School)

Presentations by the panelists:

Presentation by Amelia Fletcher (Norwich Business School and the Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia)

Presentation by Bruno Jullien (Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole)

Presentation by Patrick Legros (Université libre de Bruxelles (ECARES))

Presentation by Miguel de la Mano (Compass Lexecon)

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION: Cybersecurity

Chair: Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University and CEPR)

Presentations by the panelists:

Presentation by Prokopios Drogkaris (ENISA European Union Agency for Network and Information Security)

Presentation by Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University and CEPR)

Jens Grossklags (Technical University Munich)

Presentation by Bernold Nieuwesteeg (Erasmus University

PARALLEL SESSION 10

Chair: Nikos Vettas (Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research and Athens University of Economics and Business)

Hung-Hao Chang (Commissioner, Taiwan Fair Trade Committee and National Taiwan University) and D. Daniel Sokol (University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law)

The role of Competition Authorities on firms' adoption on antitrust compliance programs - Empirical evidence from Taiwan

Presentation by D. Daniel Sokol (University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law)

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

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

What has been happening to aggregate concentration in the U.S. economy in the 21st century?

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

Discussant: Ulrich Schwalbe (University of Hohenheim)

Amelia Fletcher (Norwich Business School and the Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia) and Liang Lu (Norwich Business School and the Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia)

Resale price maintenance policy with choice of vertical contracts

Presentation by Amelia Fletcher (Norwich Business School and the Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia)

Discussant: Christian Michel (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE)

Ralf Dewenter (Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg), Ulrich Schwalbe (University of Hohenheim) and Michael Trost (University of Hohenheim)

Sequential price setting with price-matching guarantees. A theoretical and empirical analysis for the German petrol market

Presentation by Ulrich Schwalbe (University of Hohenheim)

Discussant: Amelia Fletcher (Norwich Business School and the Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia)

Hamid Aghadadashli (Université libre de Bruxelles (ECARES)) and Patrick Legros (Université libre de Bruxelles (ECARES))

Signaling collusion, fines and bonuses

Presentation by Hamid Aghadadashli (Université libre de Bruxelles (ECARES))

Discussant: Joseph E. Harrington Jr. (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

PARALLEL SESSION 11

Chair: Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim, MaCCI and ZEW)

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

Toward a coherent policy on cartel damages

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

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

Paulo Furquim de Azevedo (Insper Institute, and CNPq)

Judicial review of antitrust decisions: Incentives for settlements?

Presentation by Paulo Furquim de Azevedo (Insper Institute, and CNPq)

Discussion by Svetlana Golovanova (Higher School of Economics)

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

Reputation maximizing Competition Authorities, institutional structure and welfare: A model and empirical evidence from the case of Russia

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

Discussion by Paulo Furquim de Azevedo (Insper Institute, and CNPq)

Kai-Uwe Kühn (University of East Anglia)

Diversion ratio based merger analysis: Avoiding systematic assessment bias

Presentation by Kai-Uwe Kühn (University of East Anglia)

Discussion by Carl Shapiro (University of California at Berkeley)

PLENARY SESSION: Merger Assessment and Innovation

Chair: Howard Shelanski (Georgetown Law)

INVITED LECTURE BY MASSIMO MOTTA (Barcelona Graduate School of Economics)

Investment, Innovation and Merger Assessment

Discussion by Howard Shelanski (Georgetown Law)

Panelists:

Cristina Caffarra (Charles River Associates)

Philip Marsden (UK Competition and Markets Authority)

Terrell McSweeny (Federal Trade Commission)

Presentation by Jorge Padilla (Compass Lexecon)

Carl Shapiro (University of California at Berkeley)

Tommaso Valletti (Chief Competition Economist, Directorate General for Competition, European Commission)

JJ LAFFONT KEYNOTE LECTURE

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

LOUIS KAPLOW

(Harvard Law School)

Price-Fixing Policy

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION: Vertical Restraints in e-Commerce Digital Markets

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

Presentations by the panelists:

Presentation by Heski Bar-Isaac (Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto)

Presentation by Matthew Bennett (Charles River Associates)

Presentation by Fiona Scott-Morton (Yale School of Management)

Presentation by Frank Verboven (University of Leuven)

Presentation by Thibaud Vergé (CREST-ENSAE)

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION: Competition Policy Developments in BRICS and Developing Countries: Antitrust Enforcement and Excessive Prices

Chair: Frederic Jenny (ESSEC Business School)

INVITED LECTURE BY FREDERIC JENNY (ESSEC Business School)

Abusively High prices, Competition Law and Economic Analysis

Presentations by panelists:

Presentation by Svetlana Avdasheva (Higher School of Economics)

Liberty Mncube (Competition Commission of South Africa)

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

Presentation by Yossi Spiegel (Tel-Aviv University)

Presentation by Chuan Zeng (The National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China)

SPECIAL KEYNOTE LECTURE

Chair: Philip Marsden (UK Competition and Markets Authority)

WILLIAM KOVACIC (The George Washington University Law School)

Why Competition Law Regimes Succeed or Fail: A Formula One Theory of System Performance

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION: Algorithmic Collusion

Chair: Cristina Caffarra (Charles River Associates)

Presentations by the panelists:

Presentation by Marc Ivaldi (Toulouse School of Economics and Nera Economic Consulting)

Presentation by Kai-Uwe Kühn (University of East Anglia) and Steve Tadelis (Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley)

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION: The Design of Merger and Antitrust Remedies

Chair: Daniel O’Brien (Bates White, LLC)

Panelists:

Giulio Federico (Chief Economist Team, DG Competition, European Commission)

Amelia Fletcher (Norwich Business School and the Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia)

Assimakis Komninos (White and Case LLP)

Miguel de la Mano (Compass Lexecon)

PARALLEL SESSION 12

Chair: Winand Emons (University of Bern)

Anna Airoldi (IEFE) and Michele Polo (Bocconi University and IEFE)

Opening the retail electricity markets: Puzzles, drawbacks and policy options

Presentation by Michele Polo (Bocconi University and IEFE)

Discussion by Claude Crampes (Toulouse School of Economics)

Itai Ater (Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University) and Oren Rigbi (Ben Gurion University)

The Effects of mandatory disclosure of supermarket prices

Presentation by Itai Ater (Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University)

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

Christian Michel (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE)

Identification and estimation of intra-firm and industry competition via ownership change

Presentation by Christian Michel (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE)

Discussion by Andre Trindade (Getulio Vargas Foundation Graduate School of Economics)

Stéphane Caprice (Toulouse School of Economics, INRA, University of Toulouse Capitole) and Shiva Shekhar (DICE (University of Düsseldorf))

On the countervailing power of large retailers when shopping costs matter

Presentation by Shiva Shekhar (DICE (University of Düsseldorf))

Discussion by Michael Wohlfarth (University of Passau)

Jan Krämer (University of Passau), Daniel Schnurr (University of Passau) and Michael Wohlfarth (University of Passau)

Winners, losers, and facebook: The role of social logins in the online advertising ecosystem

Presentation by Michael Wohlfarth (University of Passau)

Discussion by Shiva Shekhar (DICE (University of Düsseldorf))

PARALLEL SESSION 13

Chair: Thanos Athanasopoulos (Leicester Castle Business School)

Gerard Llobet (CEMFI and CEPR) and Jorge Padilla (Compass Lexecon)

The inverse Cournot effect in royalty negotiations with complementary patents

Presentation by Jorge Padilla (Compass Lexecon)

Discussion by Jan Phillip Schain (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf)

Marc Van Audenrode (Analysis Group), Jimmy Royer (Analysis Group), Robin Stitzing (Nokia Corporation) and Pekka Sääskilahti (Compass Lexecon)

Over-declaration of standard essential patents and determinants of essentiality

Presentation by Pekka Sääskilahti (Compass Lexecon)

Discussant: Thanos Athanasopoulos (Leicester Castle Business School)

Pierre Larouche (TILEC and Tilburg Law School, Tilburg University) and Florian Schuett (TILEC, CentER, and Tilburg University)

Repeated interaction in standard setting

Presentation by Florian Schuett (TILEC, CentER, and Tilburg University)

Discussion by Pekka Sääskilahti (Compass Lexecon)

Georgios Petropoulos (Bruegel) and Maria Theano Tagaraki (Toulouse School of Economics)

Quality provision in a search engine environment

Presentation by Georgios Petropoulos (Bruegel)

Discussion by Lapo Filistrucchi (University of Florence, TILEC, Tilburg University)

Yassine Lefouili (Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole) and Ying Lei Toh (Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole)

Privacy and quality

Presentation by Ying Lei Toh (Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole)

Discussion by Anna D'Annunzio (Telenor Research)

PARALLEL SESSION 14

Chair: Lorenzo Ciari (EBRD)

Sir Robin Jacob (University College London; Lord Justice of Appeal of England and Wales), Alexander Milner (Barrister, Fountain Court Chambers, London)

Lessons from Huawei v. ZTE

Presentation by Robin Stitzing (Nokia Corporation)

Discussion by Patrick Actis Perinetto (Chiomenti)

Avirup Bose (Jindal Global Law School) and Smriti Parsheera (National Institute of Public Finance and Policy)

Network effects in India’s online businesses: A competition law analysis

Presentation by Avirup Bose (Jindal Global Law School)

Discussion by Neha Malhotra Singh (Nathan Associates India)

Boris Begović (School of Law, University of Belgrade)

Competition Law convergence: The case of transition of the CEE countries

Presentation by Boris Begović (School of Law, University of Belgrade)

Discussion by Lorenzo Ciari (EBRD)

Xingyu Yan (University of Groningen)

Antitrust regulation of loyalty rebates in China: How groundbreaking is the Tetra Pak decision?

Presentation by Xingyu Yan (University of Groningen)

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

Payal Malik (University of Delhi), Neha Malhotra Singh (Nathan Associates India), Ram Tamara (Nathan Associates India) and Nisha Kaur Uberoi (Trilegal)

Legal treatment of abuse of dominance in Indian competition law: Adopting an effects-based approach

Presentation by Neha Malhotra Singh (Nathan Associates India)

Discussion by Anastasia Shastitko (RANEPA)

COMPETITION POLICY KEYNOTE LECTURE

Chair: Joseph E. Harrington Jr. (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

CARL SHAPIRO (University of California at Berkeley)

Antitrust in a Time of Populism

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION: Leniency Programs: Developments and Challenges on the 25th Anniversary of the US Program

Chair: Joseph E. Harrington Jr. (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

Panelists:

Tembinkosi Bonakele (Competition Commission of South Africa)

Presentation by Louis Kaplow (Harvard Law School)

William Kovacic (The George Washington University Law School)

Presentation by Giancarlo Spagnolo (University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, SITE, EIEF and CEPR)

SPECIAL POLICY SESSION: Competition Policy Enforcement

Chair: Daniel Sokol (University of Florida Levin College of Law) - Presentation

Adriaan Dierx (European Commission, Directorate General for Competition) and Fabienne Ilzkovitz (European Commission, Directorate General for Competition)

Alternative approaches to the ex-post evaluation of individual merger decisions

Presentation by Adriaan Dierx (European Commission, Directorate General for Competition) and Fabienne Ilzkovitz (European Commission, Directorate General for Competition)

Lim Wei Lu (Competition Commission of Singapore), Ng Ming Jie (Competition Commission of Singapore), Toh Shihua (Competition Commission of Singapore) and Ang Sin Lek (Competition Commission of Singapore)

Evaluating the effects of a cleared merger in the Singapore dialysis market

Presentation by Ng Ming Jie (Competition Commission of Singapore)

Sean F. Ennis (OECD), Pedro Gonzaga (OECD) and Chris Pike (OECD)

Inequality: A hidden cost of market power

Presentation by Sean F. Ennis (OECD)

Assimakis Komninos (White and Case LLP)

“Fairness” – a new guiding principle behind EU competition law enforcement?

Presentation by Assimakis Komninos (White and Case LLP)

PARALLEL SESSION 15

Chair: Frank Verboven (University of Leuven)

Giacomo Calzolari (University of Bologna and CEPR) and Giancarlo Spagnolo (University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, SITE, EIEF and CEPR)

Relational contracts, procurement competition and supplier collusion

Presentation by Giancarlo Spagnolo (University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, SITE, EIEF and CEPR)

Discussion by Volker Nocke (UCLA, University of Mannheim and CEPR)

Nuria Boot (KU Leuven and DIW Berlin), Timo Klein (Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam) and Maarten Pieter Schinkel (Amsterdam School of Economics and ACLE, University of Amsterdam)

Collusive benchmark rates fixing under conflicting portfolio exposures

Presentation by Nuria Boot (KU Leuven and DIW Berlin)

Discussion by Frank Verboven (University of Leuven)

Marc Bourreau (TELECOM ParisTech), Yutec Sun (TELECOM ParisTech) and Frank Verboven (University of Leuven)

Market entry and fighting brands: The case of the French mobile telecommunications market

Presentation by Frank Verboven (University of Leuven)

Discussion by José L. Moraga-González (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and University of Groningen)

Francisca Wals (Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam) and Maarten Pieter Schinkel (Amsterdam School of Economics and ACLE, University of Amsterdam)

Platform monopolization by narrow-PPC-BPG combination: Booking et al.

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

Discussion by Federico Etro (Università Ca’ Foskari Venezia)

PARALLEL SESSION 16

Chair: Thibaud Vergé (CREST-ENSAE)

Bruno Jullien (Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole), Yassine Lefouili (Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole) and Michael Riordan (Columbia University)

Privacy protection

Presentation by Bruno Jullien (Toulouse School of Economics, University of Toulouse Capitole)

Discussion by Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim, MaCCI and ZEW)

Philippe Choné (CREST-ENSAE), Laurent Linnemer (CREST-ENSAE) and Thibaud Vergé (CREST-ENSAE)

Partial exclusivity

Presentation by Thibaud Vergé (CREST-ENSAE)

Discussion by Fiona Scott-Morton (Yale School of Management)

Joseph E. Harrington Jr. (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Kai Hüschelrath (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research and MaCCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation) and Ulrich Laitenberger (ZEW Centre for European Economic Research and MaCCI Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation)

Rent sharing to control non-cartel supply in the German cement market

Presentation by Joseph E. Harrington Jr. (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

Discussion by Patrick Legros (Université libre de Bruxelles (ECARES))

Yannis Katsoulacos (Athens University of Economics and Business), Evgenia Motchenkova (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, TILEC and Tinbergen Institute) and David Ulph (University of St Andrews)

Penalising on the basis of the severity of the offence: A sophisticated revenue-based cartel penalty

Presentation by David Ulph (University of St Andrews)

Discussion by Thibaud Vergé (CREST-ENSAE)

PLENARY SESSION

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

Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics (IDEI and GREMAQ)) and Jean Tirole (Toulouse School of Economics and IAST)

Cooperation vs. collusion: How essentiality shapes co-opetition

Presentation by Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics (IDEI and GREMAQ))

Discussion by Yossi Spiegel (Tel Aviv University)

Eric A. Posner (University of Chicago Law School), Fiona Scott Morton (Yale School of Management) and E. Glen Weyl (Microsoft Research and Yale University)

A proposal to limit the anti-competitive power of institutional investors

Presentation by Fiona Scott Morton (Yale School of Management)

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

Louis Kaplow (Harvard Law School)

On the relevance of market power

Presentation by Louis Kaplow (Harvard Law School)

Discussion by Kai-Uwe Kühn (University of East Anglia)

Ángel López (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Public-Private Sector Research Center, IESE Business School) and Xavier Vives (IESE Business School)


Overlapping ownership, R&D spillovers and antitrust policy

Presentation by Xavier Vives (IESE Business School)

Discussion by Paolo Garella (Università degli Studi di Milano)





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