CRA Conference ‘Antitrust in Times of Upheaval – a Global Conversation’

Brussels | 10th December 2019

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Cristina Caffarra assembled and chaired panels at the annual CRA conference Antitrust in Times of Upheaval – a Global Conversation, on Tuesday 10th December 2019 at the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel, 71 Avenue Louise,  Brussels.

For the programme click here.

Videos of the panels can be found below (for the video, please click on each panel title).


Keynote (with intro from Cristina Caffarra)

Cecilio Madero Villarejo, Acting Director General, DG Competition


Do Regulators Understand What’s Going on in Tech?

Ben Thompson, Founder/Author, Stratechery

Rohit Chopra, Commissioner, US Federal Trade Commission

Joshua Gans, Professor of Strategic Management, University of Toronto


“Drums Beating from the Hills”: The Global Rise Against “Big Tech”

Andreas Mundt, President, Bundeskartellamt

Doug Peterson, Nebraska Attorney General

Aaron D Hoag, Chief, Technology and Financial Services Section, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice

Sarah Court, Commissioner, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission


…But What will the Courts Say (and the Legislators)?

Rupprecht Podszun, Chair of Civil Law and Competition Law, Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf

Heike Schweitzer, Professor of Civil and European Competition Law, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Theofanis Christoforou, Director, Competition Law & Merger Control, European Commission Legal Service

Max Miller, Assistant Attorney General, Iowa

Chair: Cristina Caffarra, Head of European Competition, CRA


Out of the Box – Antitrust in Times of Upheaval

Luigi Zingales, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value, University College London

Glen Weyl, Founder/Chair, RadicalxChange

Barry C Lynn, Executive Director, Open Markets Institute


Winners and Losers, Concentration, Industrial Policy, Champions, Trade: Competition Tools Under Political Pressure

Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive, UK Competition and Markets Authority

Jason Furman, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Thomas Philippon, Professor of Finance, New York University, Stern School of Business

John Van Reenen, Professor in Management and Economics, MIT Economics Department

Chair: Tommaso Valletti, Professor of Economics, Imperial College London


Are Privacy and Competition Finally Converging?

Isabelle de Silva, President, Autorité de la concurrence

Dina Srinivasan, Antitrust Scholar, former Digital Advertising Executive

Alessandro Acquisti, Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, Assistant Professor, Head of Computational Privacy Group, Imperial College London

Francesca Bria, Leader of DECODE Project and Honorary Professor at IIPP at University College London

Chair: Philip Marsden, Professor, College of Europe, Member of the Digital Competition Expert Panel, FCA


AI – Do We Understand the Policy Implications Yet?

Susan Athey, Professor of the Economics of Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business


What Next for Merger Policy?

Massimo Motta, Research Professor, ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE

Hans Zenger, Chief Economist Team, DG Competition


Mergers – Killer Acquisitions, Stealth Consolidation, Policy Goals: Should We Broaden the Agenda, and How?

Martijn Snoep, Chairman, Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets

Thomas Wollmann, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Florian Ederer, Associate Professor of Economics, Yale School of Management

Luis Cabral, Professor of Economics and Business, New York University, Stern School of Business

Tomaso Duso, Professor of Empirical Industrial Economics, TU Berlin and Head of Department, DIW Berlin

Luigi Zingales, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Chair: Cristina Caffarra, CRA

The speakers