CRA Annual Brussels Conference: Economic Developments in Competition Policy, 2018
The CRA Annual Brussels Conference, Economic Developments in Competition Policy, took place on Wednesday 5th December 2018 at the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel, Brussels.
Speakers’ slides (where we have permission) and videos of the panels (please click on each panel title) can be found below.
Johannes Laitenberger, Director General, DG Competition
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A View from the Chief Economist
Tommaso Valletti, Chief Economist, DG Competition
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Concentration Update: Do We Have a Market Power Problem After All?
Chair: Tommaso Valletti
Jason Furman, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School & Chair, Digital Competition Expert Panel, HM Treasury
Andrew Finch, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, US Department of Justice
Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive, UK Competition and Markets Authority
Jan De Loecker, Professor of Economics, KU Leuven and Visiting Professor, Princeton University
Howard Shelanski, Professor of Law, Georgetown University
Do We Need a “Radical Antitrust” Answer to “Populist Antitrust”?
Chair: Cristina Caffarra, CRA
Lina Khan, Academic Fellow, Columbia Law School
E Glen Weyl, Research Scholar, Princeton University
Martin C Schmalz, Assistant Professor of Finance, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Philip Marsden, Professor of Law and Economics, College of Europe, Bruges and Senior Adviser, CRA
Steven Tadelis, Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Diana L Moss, President, American Antitrust Institute
Ioannis Lianos, Professor of Global Competition Law and Public Policy, University College London
Regulating Big Tech: Is Jean Tirole’s “Participative Antitrust” A Possible Answer? Is Germany’s “New Level Antitrust” Another? What Will the FTC Hearings Bring?
Chair: Cristina Caffarra, CRA
Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Bureau of Competition, US Federal Trade Commission
Andreas Mundt, President, Bundeskartellamt
Jacques Crémer, Special Adviser to Commissioner Vestager, European Commission and Professor of Economics, TSE
Justus Haucap, Director, DICE and former Chair of Monopolkommission
Joshua Gans, Professor of Strategic Management, University of Toronto
Fiona Scott Morton, Professor of Economics, Yale University School of Management and Senior Consultant, CRA
Issues in Merger Control: Killer Acquisitions, Platform Mergers, Attention Markets and Bargaining in Media Deals
Chair: Oliver Latham, CRA
Carles Esteva Mosso, Deputy Director General – Mergers, DG Competition
Margarida Matos Rosa, President, Portuguese Competition Authority
Toh Han Li, Chief Executive, Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore
Andrea Prat, Professor of Economics, Columbia University and Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
Gregory Crawford, Professor of Economics, University of Zurich [click here for slide]
William P Rogerson, Professor of Economics, Northwestern University
Colleen Cunningham, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School
Exploitative Abuses and Excessive Pricing: Should We, Could We, How Would We Draw a Line?
Chair: Peter Freeman CBE QC (Hon), Chairman, UK Competition Appeal Tribunal
Isabelle de Silva, President, Autorité de la concurrence [click here for slides]
Frédéric Jenny, Chairman, OECD Competition Committee and Professor of Economics, ESSEC Business School
Giovanni Pitruzzella, Advocate General, Court of Justice of the EU and former Chair, Italian Competition Authority
Massimo Motta, Research Professor, ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE
Giacomo Calzolari, Professor of Economics, European University Institute
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