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.
CALL FOR PAPERS: The FTC will accept submissions of abstracts or completed papers at BE-Micro@ftc.gov until July 1, 2017. Preference will be given to completed papers that relate to the FTC’s missions, in fields including industrial organization, quantitative marketing, health policy, and behavioral economics. Examples of potentially relevant topics include healthcare provider competition, vertical contracting, advertising, merger policy, innovation, privacy, intellectual property, nonlinear contracting, bargaining, collusion, e-commerce, demand estimation, pharmaceutical markets, appropriate statistical standards for inference, and consumer decision-making.
The scientific committee for the conference is:
- Steven Berry (Yale University)
- Jonathan Zinman (Darmouth College)
- Igal Hendel (Northwestern University)
Organizers: Ted Rosenbaum (FTC) and Nathan Wilson (FTC)
The conference program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. on Friday, November 3. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
This conference is sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics and Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. The FTC conference organizers are Ted Rosenbaum and Nathan Wilson.