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3rd Lear Conference on the Economics of Competition Law - Rome

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3rd Lear Conference on the Economics of Competition Law - Rome, June 25-26, 2009

WHAT MAKES COMPETITION POLICY WORK? Complesso Monumentale di San Michele a Ripa Grande Sala dello Stenditoio Via di San Michele 22, Rome                                                         

DAY 1 - Thursday, June 25th    

8:30 - 9:00 -   Registration    
9:00 - 9:30  -   Welcome address: Antonio CATRICALA' - Italian Competition Authority                                                       
William E. KOVACIC - Federal Trade Commission    
1. A study on the effectiveness of competition policy    
Chair: Fabienne ILZKOVITZ - DG EcFin, European Commission    
9:30 The Lear study, Paolo BUCCIROSSI    
Discussants:             
10:00 Robert CRANDALL – Brooking Institute             
10:20 Jonathan BAKER – American University    
10:40  – 11:00 Coffee break    
2. Institutions and procedures    
Chair: TBA    
11:00 – Title: TBA, Albert A. FOER - American Antitrust Institute    
11:30 – Title: TBA, Damien GERADIN - TILEC, Tilburg University and Howrey LLP    
11.30 – 13.30  FIRST PANEL:
Philip LOWE – DG Competition, European Commission             
Gregory J. WERDEN – Antitrust Division, U.S. DoJ             
Valentine KORAH – University College of London    
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch    
3. Substantive rules and standard of proofs    
Chair: TBA    
14:30 – Title: TBA, Daniel CRANE - Cardozo School of Law    
15:00 – Title: TBA, Margaret BLOOM - King's College, London          
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break          
16.00 – 18.00  SECOND PANEL:                   
Eleanor FOX – New York University                   
Daniel L. RUBINFELD – University of California, Berkeley                   
Ginevra BRUZZONE – Assonime          
18:00 – 19:30 Welcome Cocktail          
20:30 –  Dinner on invitation    

DAY 2 - Friday, June 26th          
4. Sanctions, leniency and settlements          
Chair: Giancarlo SPAGNOLO - University of Rome "Tor Vergata"          
9:30 – Title: TBA, John CONNOR - Purdue University          
10:00 – Title: TBA, TBA          
10.30  – 11:00 Coffee break          
11:00  – 13:00   THIRD PANEL:                    
Damien NEVEN – DG Competition, European Commission                    
Amelia FLETCHER – UK Office of Fair Trading                    
Michael WISE – OCSE          
13:30 – 14:30
Lunch          
5. Public and private enforcement          
Chair: TBA          
14:30 – Title: TBA, Frédéric JENNY - French Supreme Court          
15:00 – Title: TBA, Robert H. LANDE - University of Baltimore          
15.30 – 16.00  Coffee break          
16:00 – 18:00  FOURTH PANEL:                      
Wouter P.J. WILS – European Commission Legal Service                      
Andrea RENDA* – CEPS           * to be confirmed

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