Thursday, January 19, 2012
ACLE Conference - Call for Papers - 8th annual Competition & Regulation - Behavioral Competition and Regulation
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
ACLE Conference - Call for Papers
The Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics at the University of Amsterdam organizes it's 8th annual Competition & Regulation meeting on the topic:
Behavioral Competition and Regulation April 20, 2012 University of Amsterdam
Keynote Speakers: Botond Köszegi (UC Berkeley) Maurice E. Stucke (University of Tennessee)
This year's ACLE Competition & Regulation Meeting focuses on what we can learn from behavioral economics for the enforcement of competition law and regulation. Much of market oversight is based on insights from economic models with rational decision-makers. Yet a substantial body of research shows that many individuals are better characterized as being boudedly rational. In consumption choices as well as contexts that resemble executive decisions, people display such deviations from rationality as time inconsistency, overweighting of small probabilities, and failure to ignore sunk costs. To be effective, regulators and competition authorities need to understand these aspects of behavior.
Call for Papers Academics, private practitioners and competition officials, both with a legal and an economic background, are encouraged to submit their research for inclusion in the conference program. We welcome all original research (in progress) related to the topic.
Submissions (full papers or abstracts) may be sent together with the author’s contact details to: ACLE@uva.nl The deadline for submission is March 1 2012. Decisions on acceptance to the program will be communicated by mid March.
The scientific program committee, which consists of Jeroen van de Ven (chair) Kati Cseres, Michael Frese, Saskia Lavrijssen, Maarten Pieter Schinkel, Jo Seldeslachts and Adriaan Soetevent, will produce a full day program based on the response to this call.
More Information For more information, please visit the ACLE conference website: