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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cartels and Tacit Collusion

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Summer is the time for great conferences.  One worth attending is Cartels and Tacit Collusion.
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ESRC Centre for Competition Policy
University of East Anglia
Cartels and Tacit Collusion
CCP 5th Annual Conference
18–19 June 2009

Provisional Programme

Thursday 18 June 2009

08:30 – 09:15
Registration and Tea/Coffee/Pastries

09:15 – 09:30
Welcome Remarks
Stephen Davies & Catherine Waddams, CCP
First session: Cartels
Chair: tbc

09:30 – 10:20
Maarten Pieter Schinkel (University of Amsterdam) ‘Cartel Damages: On the Commission’s Call for “Simplified Rules on Estimating the Loss”’

10:20 – 11:10
Maggie Levenstein (University of Michigan) ‘Determinants of Cartel Duration and the Role of Cartel Organization’

11:10 – 11:40
Tea/Coffee

11:40 – 12:30
Joe Harrington (Johns Hopkins University) ‘Collusion with Monitoring Based on Self-Reported Sales’

12:30 – 13:30
Lunch
Second session: Tacit Collusion
Chair: tbc

13:30 – 14:20
David Gilo (Tel Aviv University) ‘Partial Cross Ownership and Tacit Collusion under Cost Asymmetries‘

14:20 – 15:10
Christian Schultz (University of Copenhagen) ‘Transparency on Both Sides of the Market and Tacit Collusion’

15:10 – 15:40
Tea/Coffee

15:40 – 16:30
Okeoghene Odudu (Cambridge University) ‘The Hub and Spoke Agreement: ABC Collusion’

16:30 – 17:20
Rob Porter (Northwestern University) ‘Competition or Collusion in Recent Offshore Oil and Gas Bidding?’

17:20 – 18:00
Drinks

18:15
Coach to Dragon Hall, Norwich City Centre

19:30 – 22:00
Dinner
Friday 19 June 2009

09:00 – 09:35
Late Registration and Tea/Coffee/Pastries
Third session: Experimental Research on Collusion
Chair: Mike Whinston (Northwestern University)

09:35 – 09:45
Mike Whinston (Northwestern University) Introductory Comments

09:45 – 10:35
Hans Theo Normann (Goethe University) ‘Excess Capacity and Collusion in Bertrand-Edgeworth Markets: Experimental Evidence’

10:35 – 11:05
Tea/Coffee

11:05 – 11:55
Jeroen Hinloopen (University of Amsterdam) ‘Going Once, Going Twice, Reported! Cartel Activity and the Effectiveness of Leniency Programs in Experimental Auctions’

11:55 – 12:45
Kai-Uwe Kühn (University of Michigan) ‘Communication, Renegotiation, and the S

12:45 – 13:45
Lunch
Fourth session: Overview of Research on Collusion in CCP
Chair: Steve Davies

13:45 – 15:00
Various CCP members to present current CCP research on cartels

15:00 – 15:15
Tea/Coffee

15:15 – 16:15
Various CCP members to present current CCP research on tacit collusion

16:15 – 16:30
Closing discussion

16:50
Coach to train station

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