Eleventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

Eleventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

Constitution Center 400 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20024 | Directions & Nearby

Event Description

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 fields include industrial organization, quantitative marketing, information economics, 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 conference program will run from Thursday, November 1 to Friday, November 2. Onsite registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

The scientific committee for the conference is:

  • David Besanko (Northwestern University, Kellogg)
  • Ali Hortasçu (University of Chicago)
  • Katja Seim (University of Pennsylvania, Wharton)

Organizers: Ted Rosenbaum (FTC) and Nathan Wilson (FTC)

Staff Contact: Alex Avramov (202-326-3003)


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.


Event Details

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