Fourteenth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

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Event Description

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale University will host the 14th Annual FTC Microeconomics Conference on November 4 and 5, 2021 in Washington, D.C. This event will bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC’s antitrust, consumer protection, and public policy missions.

The scientific committee for the conference is:

  • Alessandro Bonatti (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Judith A. Chevalier (Yale School of Management)
  • Robin S. Lee (Harvard University)

Organizers: Yan Lau (FTC) and Tom Koch (FTC)

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

We welcome submissions from related fields including industrial organization, information economics, health policy, behavioral economics, quantitative marketing, and other areas of applied microeconomics. We especially would like to encourage submission of papers on topics of Commission interest such as vertical integration, potential competition mergers, and information in online markets. More broadly, past conferences have featured topics such as advertising, collusion, consumer decision-making, demand estimation, innovation, intellectual property, merger policy, privacy and data security, and vertical contracting.

Interested participants should submit an abstract or completed paper by June 23, 2021 to BE-Micro@ftc.gov. Please note preference will be given to completed papers. We also welcome suggestions for panel discussions. You should receive an email confirming receipt of your submission. If you do not, it means that we have not received it. Accepted participants should expect to provide a financial disclosure statement meeting the AEA’s guidelines to be included in their conference bios.

We are continually monitoring the coronavirus situation as it pertains to our conference. If circumstances are such that an in-person conference would not be wise or feasible, we are making contingency plans to have an online event.

SPONSORS

This conference is sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale University.

REGISTRATION

To register, please fill out the registration form with your name, email, and affiliation. You will receive a confirmation email when your registration is complete. We will use your email address to contact you with information about the conference and will share your name and email address with the conference co-sponsors. The FTC Act and other laws we administer permit the collection of your pre-registration contact information and the comments you file to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. For additional information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see the Commission's system for mailing lists. For more details, please see the FTC Privacy Policy.

ATTENDING THE WORKSHOP

The conference is free and open to the public. Please arrive in time to go through security. The security processing will include a metal detector and X-ray screening of all hand carried items. You must have a valid government issued photo ID (government badge, license, passport, etc.).

Event Details

FTC Privacy Policy

Under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) or other laws, we may be required to disclose to outside organizations the information you provide when you pre-register. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments, whether filed in paper or electronic form, and as a matter of discretion, we make every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments before posting them on the FTC website.

The FTC Act and other laws we administer permit the collection of your pre-registration contact information and the comments you file to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. For additional information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see the Commission’s comprehensive Privacy Policy.

This event is open to the public and may be photographed, videotaped, webcast, or otherwise recorded. By participating in this event, you are agreeing that your image — and anything you say or submit — may be posted indefinitely at ftc.gov or on one of the Commission's publicly available social media sites.