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. This year’s conference will feature panel sessions on the appropriate statistical tools and standards to apply to policy work and the relevance of behavioral economics to antitrust and consumer protection policy. In addition, there will be paper sessions on empirically assessing competitive effects, strategic bargaining within and between self-interested firms, and the influence of idiosyncratic consumer preferences on product choice.
Pre-registration for this conference is not required, but it is encouraged so that we may better plan for the event. To pre-register, please e-mail your name and affiliation to BE-Micro@ftc.gov. You will receive a confirmation email when your registration is complete. We will only use your email address to contact you with information about the conference.
The scientific committee for the conference is:
- Judith Chevalier (Yale School of Management)
- Emir Kamenica (University of Chicago Booth)
- Bill Rogerson (Northwestern University)
Organizer: Nathan Wilson (FTC)
The conference program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Friday, November 13. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
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 organizer if Nathan Wilson.