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, information economics, privacy, game theory, quantitative marketing, consumer behavior, law and economics, behavioral and experimental economics. Relevant topics include advertising, information disclosure, privacy, mergers, vertical practices, competition in health care markets, bundling, loyalty discounts, business practices and consumer choice, intellectual property, e-commerce and optimal penalties.
Interested participants should send an abstract or completed paper to BE-Micro@ftc.gov by July 9, 2012. Note that preference will be given to completed papers. We also welcome suggestions for panel discussions.
The scientific committee for the conference is:
- Michael Baye (University of Indiana Kelley School of Business )
- Ginger Jin (University of Maryland)
- Francine Lafontaine (University of Michigan Ross School of Business)
- Michael Mazzeo (Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management)
Organizer: Chris Adams (FTC)