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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Call for Papers: 8th Annual Centre for Competition Policy Conference, 14-15 June 2012 - “What do Public and Private Sanctions in Competition Policy Actually Achieve?

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Call for Papers
8th Annual Centre for Competition Policy Conference
14-15 June 2012, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

What do Public and Private Sanctions in Competition Policy Actually Achieve?
Competition Authorities have, in recent years, escalated the level of sanctions imposed on undertakings that have infringed competition laws, some going so far as to criminalise hard core cartel behaviour. Alongside this, they are making concerted efforts to encourage the victims of competition law abuses to bring private actions for damages against those responsible. Despite a general consensus that certain types of competition law infringements should be punished, there is limited agreement – even within the EU – as to what form this punishment should take. It is also not always entirely clear what sanctions aim to achieve. The conference explores the theory and evidence on public and private sanctions and what they could achieve or have achieved in practice. Contributions will include a mixture of theoretical and empirical approaches from different disciplines.

The Call for Papers is open to academics and researchers in the fields of law, economics, and political science.

Any interested person should produce a full draft of a paper or an abstract of at least 1000 words, to be submitted by Monday 16th January 2012. Decisions on successful submissions will be communicated by Thursday 1st March 2012.

Full presentations or draft papers will be required one month prior to the conference.

Submissions and queries should be emailed to the conference organisers, Sebastian Peyer (s.peyer@uea.ac.uk) and Andreas Stephan (a.stephan@uea.ac.uk).

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Note: I got answers to the following questions from the organizers

1.       Can the submission have been published by the time of the conference? Yes, put please state where

2.       what if it is merely accepted? Yes

3.       will UAE cover expenses? No

4.       can PhD candidates submit? Yes

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