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Thursday, May 13, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS: THIRD ANNUAL FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION & NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MICROECONOMICS CONFERENCE

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

CALL FOR PAPERS                    
      
THIRD ANNUAL FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION & NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY MICROECONOMICS CONFERENCE          
     
November 18 and 19, 2010               
Washington, D.C.                   
      
      
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. 
      
      
TOPICS:
      
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.
      
 PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:
      
 Interested participants should send an abstract or completed paper to:
     
     Email:         [email protected]
     
     by July 7, 2010.
     
     We also welcome suggestions for panel discussions.
     
     
     SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
     
     The scientific committee for the conference is:
      
     - Roman Inderst (Frankfurt)
     - Fiona Scott Morton (Yale SOM)
     - Aviv Nevo (Northwestern)
     - David Laibson (Harvard)
     
     
     ORGANIZERS:
     
     - Chris Adams (FTC)
     - Paul Rothstein (FTC)
     
    
     VENUE:
     
     The conference will be held at:
    
     The Federal Trade Commission
     New Jersey Avenue
     Conference Center
     601 New Jersey Avenue NW
     Washington, DC 20001

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