Seventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

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Conference Description

We are now accepting submissions for the Seventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference. Please see the Call for Papers for details. The deadline for paper submission has been extended June 13, 2014.

The Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference is held annually in the fall and brings together researchers from universities throughout the world, other government agencies, and other organization to discuss issues related to the FTC’s 100-year long antitrust, consumer protection, and public policy missions in  antitrust, consumer protection, and policy. The conference also provides an opportunity for scholars outside the FTC to gain a better understanding of the work the FTC and the economic analysis conducted within the FTC’s Bureau of Economics.

The Scientific Committee for this year’s conference is:

            - John Asker (New York University Stern School of Business

            - Leemore Dafny (Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business)

            - Liran Einav (Stanford University)

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

The conference program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 17. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. The conference will be held will be held in the Constitution Center Plaza Level Conference Center, located on the first floor at 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024.

 

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

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. Visit the ARCHIVE section for details about past conferences.

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. The FTC conference organizers are Nathan Wilson and Chris Adams.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

The scientific committee for the Seventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference consists of:

  • John Asker (New York University Stern School of Business)
  • Leemore Dafny (Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management)
  • Liran Einav (Stanford University)

 

2014 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 100-year long antitrust, consumer protection, and public policy missions. Relevant fields include industrial organization, antitrust, game theory, quantitative marketing, consumer behavior, law and economics, healthcare economics, applied econometrics, and behavioral or experimental economics.

Topics of interest include those where the Commission has been especially influential over the course of its history such as healthcare competition, vertical contracting, advertising, and merger policy. In addition, we encourage papers on persistent or emerging topics of Commission interest such as innovation, privacy, intellectual property, bargaining, collusion, e-commerce, demand estimation, pharmaceuticals, machine learning, appropriate statistical standards for inference, and consumer decision-making.

Interested participants should send an abstract or completed paper to BE-Micro@ftc.gov by June 13, 2014. Note that preference will be given to completed papers. We also welcome suggestions for panel discussions.

Download the Call for Papers as a PDF

 

Event Details

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