The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce its conference on the ex-post evaluation of competition policy. It aims at bringing together legal and economic scholars in competition law and economics as well as practitioners in the various competitionauthorities, legal counsel and economic consultancy firms to discuss recent developments in the ex-post evaluation of competition policy. A special emphasis lies on the use of up-to-date quantitative methods in ex-post evaluation as well as the policy implications of recent research.

Topics of Interest

  • Goals of ex-post evaluation – Welfare standards for ex-post evaluation
  • Design of competition policy institutions -Efficiency of competition agency organization and procedures
  • Economic effects of competition laws -Economic effects of intervening and non-intervening decisions
  • Incentives for compliance with competition laws -Incentive schemes of competition authorities
  • Remedies and sanctions in competition policy
  • Deterrent effects of competition enforcement
  • Ex-post assessment of merger decisions – Advances in merger simulations
  • Welfare effects of cartel detection – Quantification of cartel damages
  • Pro-competitive and anticompetitive effects of vertical agreements
  • Ex-post evaluation of dominant firm practices
  • Event studies in ex-post evaluation

Invited Speakers

  • Stephen Davies, University of East Anglia, Norwich
  • William E. Kovacic, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC

Scientific Committee

  • Tomaso Duso, Humboldt University Berlin and WZB
  • Ulrich Kaiser, University of Zürich, ZEW,Copenhagen Business School and University of Copenhagen
  • Massimo Motta, European University Institute, Università di Bologna, CEPR and CESIfo
  • Martin Peitz, University of Mannheim, ZEW and CEPR
  • Thomas Roende, Copenhagen Business School, ZEW and University of Copenhagen
  • Maarten P. Schinkel, University of Amsterdam, ACLE, ENCORE and CEPR
  • Frank Verboven, K.U. Leuven and CEPR
  • Jürgen Weigand, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Local Organising Committee

Kai HüschelrathNina Leheyda

Please NOTE the extension in the date of our conference: due to a number of good paper submissions we extend our conference to June 4 and, therefore, will hold our conference on 3 and 4 June 2009.

Accomodation costs should be covered by conference participants.

We recommend the following hotels for your stay as they are near to the conference venue. We have reserved a limited number of rooms in these hotels. Please make your bookings as soon as possible making reference to ZEW Conference "Expost Evaluation" to obtain the special conference rate. In case both hotels are fully booked please inform us and we will propose alternatives.

Room reservation Best Western Delta Park Hotel Mannheim

Room reservation balladins SUPERIOR Hotel Mannheim


03.06.2009 - 04.06.2009

Event Location

ZEW, L 7, 1, 68161 MannheimDirections & Map