Sixth Annual Microeconomics Conference

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Conference Description

The Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference is held annually in November and brings together researchers from universities throughout the world, other government agencies, and other organizations to discuss antitrust, consumer protection, and policy issues that the economists in the FTC’s Bureau of Economics encounter in their work. The conference also provides an opportunity for scholars outside the FTC to gain a better understanding of the work of the FTC and the economic analysis conducted within the FTC’s Bureau of Economics.

The scientific committee for the conference is:

  • Meghan Busse (Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management)
  • Dennis Carlton (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)
  • Kate Ho (Columbia University)
  • Robert Porter (Northwestern University)

Organizers: Chris Adams (FTC) and Nathan Wilson (FTC)

The conference will be held at the Federal Trade Commission New Jersey Avenue Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.

We are now accepting submissions for the Sixth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference. Please see the Call for Papers for details. The deadline is July 8, 2013.

 

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

 

PURPOSE

The Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference will bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC’s antitrust, consumer protection, and public policy missions.

SPONSORS

This conference is sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics and Northwestern University’s Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

The scientific committee for the Sixth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference consists of Meghan Busse from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Dennis Carlton from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Kate Ho from Columbia University, and Robert Porter from Northwestern University. The FTC conference organizers are Chris Adams and Nathan Wilson.

BACKGROUND

The annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference began in 2008 and grew out of the idea that the FTC could benefit from bringing together researchers from universities throughout the world, other government agencies, and other organizations to discuss antitrust, consumer protection, and policy issues that the economists in the FTC’s Bureau of Economics encounter in their work. The conference also provides an opportunity for scholars outside the FTC to gain a better understanding of the work of the FTC and the economic analysis conducted within the FTC’s Bureau of Economics. The Sixth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference will bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC’s antitrust, consumer protection, and public policy missions November 7-8, 2013, at the Federal Trade Commission Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics will host a two-day conference to bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC’s antitrust, consumer protection and public policy missions. Those areas include industrial organization, antitrust, privacy, game theory, quantitative marketing, consumer behavior, law and economics, healthcare economics, behavioral and experimental economics. Relevant topics include healthcare competition, innovation, advertising, information disclosure, privacy, mergers, monopolization, collusion, e-commerce, credit markets, demand estimation, consumer decision-making, and intellectual property.

Interested participants should send an abstract or completed paper to BE-Micro@ftc.gov by July 8, 2013. Note that preference will be given to completed papers. We also welcome suggestions for panel discussions.

Download the Call for Papers as a PDF.

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