The two-day conference brought together scholars working in industrial organization, information economics, game theory, quantitative marketing, consumer behavior, and other areas related to the FTC’s antitrust and consumer policy missions. Examples of topics included discrimination, innovation, privacy, advertising, consumer choice, loyalty and other discounts, information disclosure, horizontal and vertical mergers, and behavioral and experimental economics.
The scientific committee for the conference was:
- Kyle Bagwell (Stanford)
- Marianne Bertrand (Chicago-Booth)
- Aviv Nevo (Northwestern)
- Scott Stern (Northwestern-Kellogg)