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former FTC Conference Center
601 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

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Event Description

The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics, Northwestern University’s Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth, and Northwestern University’s Center for the Study of Industrial Organization 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 areas include industrial organization, information economics, game theory, quantitative marketing, consumer behavior, law and economics, behavioral and experimental economics. Relevant topics include advertising, information disclosure, mergers, vertical practices, mortgages and credit markets, bundling, loyalty discounts, dynamic demand estimation, business practices and consumer choice, intellectual property, optimal penalties, and cost-benefit analysis in law enforcement.

Interested participants should send an abstract or completed paper to by July 7, 2010. We also welcome suggestions for panel discussions.

2010 Scientific Committee:
  • Roman Inderst (Frankfurt)
  • Fiona Scott Morton (Yale SOM)
  • Aviv Nevo (Northwestern)
  • David Laibson (Harvard)

Organizers: Chris Adams (FTC) and Paul Rothstein (FTC)

  • Event Speaker - File

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