Twelfth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

12th 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 and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale 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, information economics, health policy, behavioral economics, and quantitative marketing. Examples of potentially relevant topics include healthcare provider competition, vertical contracting, advertising, merger policy, industrial policies, innovation, privacy, intellectual property, bargaining, collusion, e-commerce, demand estimation, pharmaceutical markets, competition in technology markets, and consumer decision-making.

The scientific committee for the conference is:

  • Panle Jia Barwick (Cornell University)
  • Mark Schankerman (London School of Economics)
  • Joel Sobel (University of California, San Diego)

Organizers: Ted Rosenbaum (FTC) and Antara Dutta (FTC)

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

Sponsors

This conference is sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale University. The FTC conference organizers are Ted Rosenbaum and Antara Dutta.

Registration

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 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.

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