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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Conference 14-15 June 2012: What Do Public and Private Sanctions in Competition Policy Actually Achieve?

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

What Do Public and Private Sanctions in Competition Policy Actually Achieve?

Competition authorities impose fines but also criminal sanctions on firms for breaches of competition law. Alongside this, they are making concerted efforts to encourage the victims of competition law abuses to bring private actions for damages. Despite a general consensus that certain types of competition law infringements should be punished, there is limited agreement as to what form this punishment should take or 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 theoretical and empirical approaches from US, European and UK academics being presented in a multidisciplinary environment.

The conference will be held on 14 and 15 June 2012 in the Thomas Paine Building at UEA in Norwich.

For a list of conference speakers, presentation titles and abstracts (where available) click here

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