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)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Interested participants should send an abstract or completed paper to BE-Micro@ftc.gov by June 21, 2019. Please note that preference will be given to completed papers. We also welcome suggestions for panel discussions. Participants will be expected to include a financial disclosure statement meeting the AEA’s guidelines in their bios.
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.