The last couple of years have seen a remarkable increase in the application of economic insights to competition problems. In order to further promote and refine this development, practioners need to understand how microeconomics can help to shed light on particular aspects of competition problems. At the same time, academics benefit from a better understanding of real-world challenges and institutional details.
The forum aims at providing a platform for the discussion of recent cases, general competition policy issues, and relevant academic research in the field. Renowned practioners and academics will be invited to present their views on cases and general policy questions, followed by a discussion of the economic implications with the audience.

Organizing Committee

Kai Hüschelrath (ZEW)

Georg Licht (ZEW)

Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim)

Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim and ZEW)

Heike Schweitzer (University of Mannheim)

Konrad Stahl (University of Mannheim and ZEW)

2009 Schedule

The preliminary schedule for 2009 can be downloaded here.

2010 Schedule

The preliminary schedule for 2010 can be downloaded here.

Further Information

The series typically takes place every other Thursday during term. Presentations start at 5.15 p.m. Further information on the forum – such as topics, presenters, dates and locations – are provided in the List of all events below.

Flyer

You can download the flyer for the Mannheim Competition Policy Forum here.

Contact

Dr. Kai Hüschelrath, hueschelrath@zew.de

List of all events

Current Events

17.02.2010
Daniel Rubinfeld
Empirical Issues in Antitrust

04.03.2010
Michael Waterson
Aspects of competition in the electricity industry in the UK

22.04.2010
Gunnar Niels
Quantifying antitrust damages

Past Events

10.12.2009
Benoit Durand
The Statoil / Conoco Phillips (JET) Case

03.12.2009
Hans Friederiszick
Competition between Railway Operators and Low Cost Carriers in Long-Distance Passenger Transport

19.11.2009
Christoph Riechmann
Competition Enquiries in the Dutch Gas Sector - Economics Put to Practice

05.11.2009
Ulrich Schwalbe
Leniency Programs - Economic Models and Legal Practice

29.10.2009
Szabolcs Lorincz
Use and Abuse of Quantitative Analysis in Merger Control

01.10.2009
Thomas W. Ross
Some Anticompetitive Effects of Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures

04.06.2009
Maarten P. Schinkel
On the Overcharge Method as a Measure for Antitrust Damages

28.05.2009
Justus Haucap
Competition and Price Discrimination in the German Mobile Telecommunications Market

30.04.2009
Peter Mollgaard
Fishy business: Multi-jurisdictional treatment of a horizontal merger in salmon farming

19.03.2009
Patrick Rey
Interconnection Agreements and Network Competition

05.03.2009
Michael Waldman
Competition, Monopoly and Aftermarkets

04.12.2008
Christian Ewald
Economics in Competition Law - Challenges and Desired Standards

06.11.2008
Gabor Kezdi
Estimating Switching Costs from Aggregated Data

09.10.2008
Yannis Katsoulacos
On Optimal Legal Standards for Competition Policy: A General Welfare-Based Analysis

11.09.2008
Jorge Padilla
Are Joint Negotiations in Standard Setting "Reasonably Necessary"?

Date

01.10.2008

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