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Nov 15

Fifth Annual Microeconomics Conference

Oct 18

Robocalls All The Rage: An FTC Summit

The Federal Trade Commission hosted a one-day public event on Thursday, October 18, 2012 to develop solutions to the rapid rise in illegal robocalls. The Summit included a report on the current state of the robocall technology and the industry, along with a discussion of the laws...
Oct 2

Pet Medications Workshop

The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day public workshop on October 2, 2012, to examine competition and consumer protection issues in the pet medications industry. The quality and cost of pet medications is an important pocketbook issue for many consumers. In 2011, 62 percent...
Sep 10

Most-Favored-Nation Clauses and Antitrust Enforcement and Policy

The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice held a joint public workshop on most-favored-nation clauses (MFNs). The workshop provided a forum for discussion of the evolution of economic and legal thinking on MFNs and their implications....
May 30

In Short: Advertising & Privacy Disclosures in a Digital World

The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day public workshop on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 to consider the need for new guidance concerning advertising and privacy disclosures in today's online and mobile environments. The workshop will address online disclosure challenges,...
May 21

The Economics of Drip Pricing

Drip pricing is a pricing technique in which firms advertise only part of a product’s price and reveal other charges later as the customer goes through the buying process. The additional charges can be mandatory charges, such as hotel resort fees, or fees for optional upgrades and...
Apr 26

Paper, Plastic... or Mobile? An FTC Workshop on Mobile Payments

The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on April 26, 2012, to examine the use of mobile payments in the marketplace and how this emerging technology impacts consumers. This event will bring together consumer advocates, industry representatives, government regulators,...
Dec 8

Face Facts: A Forum on Facial Recognition Technology

The Federal Trade Commission hosted a workshop in Washington, DC on December 8, 2011, exploring facial recognition technology and the privacy and security implications raised by its increasing use. Facial recognition technology has been adopted in a variety of new contexts, ranging...
Nov 17

The Road Ahead: Selling, Financing & Leasing Motor Vehicles

The Federal Trade Commission is holding a series of roundtable events and requesting public comment to gather information on possible consumer protection issues that may arise in the sale, financing or lease of motor vehicles. The first event took place in Detroit, Michigan on April...
Nov 3

The Fourth Annual Microeconomics Conference

Aug 2

The Road Ahead: Selling, Financing & Leasing Motor Vehicles

The Federal Trade Commission is holding a series of roundtable events and requesting public comment to gather information on possible consumer protection issues that may arise in the sale, financing or lease of motor vehicles. The first event took place in Detroit, Michigan on April...
Jul 12

Stolen Futures: A Forum on Child Identity Theft

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, will hold a forum to discuss child identity theft. Government, business, non-profit, legal service providers, and victim advocates will explore the...
Jun 21

Tools to Prevent Patent "Hold-up": IP Rights in Standard Setting

The Federal Trade Commission is engaged in a policy project to examine the legal and policy issues surrounding the problem of potential patent “hold-up” when patented technologies are included in collaborative standards. As part of the project, the Commission will conduct a workshop...
May 24

Food Marketed to Children: Forum on Interagency Working Group Proposal

The Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children will hold a half-day public forum to solicit public comment on proposed voluntary principles for food marketed to children. The Working Group, comprised of representatives from the Federal Trade Commission, the Food and Drug...
May 11

Phone Bill Cramming: A Discussion

The Federal Trade Commission will host a day-long public forum in Washington, D.C. to examine telephone bill cramming and explore possible solutions to reduce unauthorized third-party billing on telephone bills. The forum will focus on how the government, businesses, and...
May 9

Another Dose of Competition: Accountable Care Organizations and Antitrust

On Monday, May 9, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop to seek input on the Proposed Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy, which discusses how the federal antitrust agencies will enforce U.S. antitrust laws when competing health care providers create new...
May 2

Lottery, Prize, and Sweepstakes Scams and the Role of Money Transfer Services

The Federal Trade Commission, in conjunction with the United States Postal Inspection Service, will host a two-day public workshop in Chicago, Illinois to examine what more can be done to protect consumers from falling victim to lottery, prize, and sweepstakes scams and other scams...
Apr 28

Debt Collection 2.0 – Protecting Consumers as Technologies Change

The Federal Trade Commission will host a day-long public workshop to consider the impact of technological advances on the consumer debt collection system. The workshop will explore how changing technology affects the ways in which debt collectors communicate with consumers and obtain...
Apr 12

The Road Ahead: Selling, Financing & Leasing Motor Vehicles

The Federal Trade Commission is holding a series of roundtable events and requesting public comment to gather information on possible consumer protection issues that may arise in the sale, financing or lease of motor vehicles. The first event took place in Detroit, Michigan on April...
Nov 18

Third Annual Microeconomics Conference

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