Sunday, March 28, 2010

Call for Papers: Searle Center Third Annual Research Symposium on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy at Northwestern University School of Law

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

       Friday, September 24th-Saturday, September 25th, 2010
The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth is issuing a call for original research papers to be presented at the Third Annual Research Symposium on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy at Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL. The Symposium will run from approximately 9:00 AM on Friday, September 24th to 12:30 PM on Saturday, September 25th, 2010. The Symposium is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Industrial Organization at Northwestern University.

The goal of this Research Symposium is to provide a forum where leading scholars from across the country can gather together with Northwestern's own distinguished faculty to present and discuss high quality research relevant to antitrust economics and competition policy. Both theoretical and empirical submissions are welcome. Papers in industrial organization or applied microeconomic theory that address issues relevant to antitrust policy are welcome even if they do not directly focus on particular antitrust policy issues or institutions. We hope to
involve leading thinkers from the government, non-profit, and private sector, as well as leading academics from
economics departments, business schools, law schools and public policy schools. While most of the conference will be devoted to presentation and discussion of original academic research, we also expect to schedule a small number of panels on important current topics or policy issues.    
If you have questions about the appropriateness of your topic for the symposium, or suggestions for panel subjects, please contact:

CONTACT:       Professor William Rogerson
                           Research Director
                           Searle Center Research Project on
                           Competition, Antitrust and Regulation
Email:                [email protected]
The Symposium will feature a Keynote Dinner Address, Speaker TBA. There will be a reception, dinner and program on Friday evening. 

Paper authors will receive an honorarium of $1,000.00 to cover reasonable transportation expenses, if more than one author presents at the symposium, the honorarium will be divided equally between the presenters. Government employees and non-US residents may be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses up to the honorarium amount.  

Authors and discussants are expected to attend and participate for the full duration of the symposium. Also, the Searle Center will make hotel reservations and pay for rooms for Thursday, September 23rd and Friday, September 24th, 2010. 
Papers prepared for the Research Symposium on "Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy" will be permanently hosted on the Searle Center website:

Authors will be free to publish their work in other venues  (with appropriate acknowledgement of the Searle Center).
The conference is organized by William Rogerson, Research Director, Searle Center Research Project on Antitrust Economics and Competition Policy, and Henry N. Butler, Executive Director, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth, Northwestern University School of Law.
     Research Proposals should include an abstract (300 words
     maximum) and c.v.
     Proposal Submission Deadline:  To ensure that attachments
     get through, proposals for the conference should be
     submitted to both of the following email addresses:
     Email:       [email protected]
     Email:       [email protected]
     by April 30th, 2010.  
     Notification Deadline:  Research Proposals will be reviewed
     by a three-member committee. Authors will be notified of
     the committee's decisions by June 1st, 2010. 
     Discussion Draft Deadline:  Papers suitable for distribution
     to discussants and other conference participants must be
     received by September 1, 2010.
     Revision Deadline:  November 1, 2010. Upon revision in
     response to comments received at the symposium, papers will
     be permanently hosted on the Searle Center website.
     Potential Discussants or panel members should send a
     message indicating their interest to:
     Email:      [email protected]
     by June 1st, 2010.
     The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth
     at Northwestern University School of Law was established in
     2006 to research how government regulation and
     interpretation of laws and regulations by the courts affect
     business and economic growth. Information on the Searle
     Center's activities may be found at:

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