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Sixth Annual Searle Center Conference on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy Friday, September 20—Saturday, 21, 2013

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AGENDA
Sixth Annual Searle Center Conference on
Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy
Friday, September 20—Saturday, 21, 2013

Northwestern University School of Law
Wieboldt Hall #147
340 E. Superior St. Chicago, IL

Friday September 20

7:45-8:15                              Registration and Continental Breakfast (WB 150)

8:15-8:30                              Welcome and Introduction (WB 147)
Matthew L. Spitzer, Director, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth and Howard and Elizabeth Chapman Professor, Northwestern University School of Law
                                                William P. Rogerson, Department of Economics, Northwestern University

8:30-9:30                              Staggered Contracts, Market Power, and Welfare
                                                Luis Cabral, New York University
                                                Discussant: Michael H. Riordan, Columbia University, Economics Department

9:30-10:00                           Break (WB 150)

10:00-11:00                         Collusive Vertical Restraints
                                                Joseph Farrell, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Economics
                                                Discussant: Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School

11:00-11:30                         Break (WB 150)

11:30-12:30                         Mergers When Prices Are Negotiated: Evidence From the Hospital Industry (joint with Gautam Gowrisankaran and Aviv Nevo)
                                                Robert Town, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
                                                Discussant: Michael Whinston, MIT

12:30-2:00                           Lunch (WB 540)
                                                Keynote Address: Antitrust and IP
Aviv Nevo, DAAG, U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Economics, Northwestern University

2:00-3:00                              Cooperation vs. Collusion: How Essentiality Shapes Co-opetition
(joint with Jean Tirole)
                                                Patrick Rey, Toulouse School of Economics
                                                Discussant: E. Glen Weyl, The University of Chicago, Department of Economics

3:00- 3:30                             Break (WB 150)

3:30-4:30                              Strategic Patent Acquisitions (joint with Fiona Scott Morton)
                                                Carl Shapiro University of California, Berkeley, Department of Economics
Discussant: Richard J. Gilbert, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Economics

4:30- 5:00                             Break (WB 150)

5:00-6:30                              Panel on Competition Policy and Intellectual Property
Dennis Carlton, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
                                                Fiona Scott Morton, Yale School of Management
                                                Timothy Simcoe, Boston University School of Management
                                                Jeffrey Wilder, U.S. Department of Justice

6:30-7:30                              Reception (WB 440)

7:30- 9:00                             Dinner (WB 540)
                                                Keynote Address: Competition Policy and Health Care
                                                Michael L. Katz, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Saturday September
21

8:00-8:30                              Continental
Breakfast
(WB 150)

 

8:30-9:30                              On the First Order Approximation of Counterfactual Price Effects in Oligopoly Models (joint with Marc Remer, Conor Ryan and Gloria Sheu)

                                                Nathan H. Miller, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

                                                Discussant:
Liran Einav, Department of Economics, Stanford University

 

9:30-10:00                           Break (WB 150)

 

10:00-11:00                         All Units Discounts
and Double Moral Hazard

                                               
Daniel P. O’Brien, Federal Trade Commission

                                                Discussant:
Volker Nocke, University of Mannheim, Department of Economics

 

11:00-11:30                         Break (WB 150)

 

11:30-12:30                        
Channel 5 or 500: Vertical Integration, Favoritism, and Discrimination in
Multichannel Television
 (joint with Gregory Crawford, Robin Lee, Bruno
Vieira and Michael Whinston)

                                                Ali Yurukoglu, Stanford Graduate School of Business

                                                Discussant:
Gregory L. Rosston, Stanford University

 

12:30                                     Adjourn (Box Lunches Available) (WB 150)

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