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Friday, June 5, 2020

Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference November 5 - 6, 2020 Washington, D.C.   Call for Papers

Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

November 5 - 6, 2020

Washington, D.C.


Call for Papers



The Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Economics and the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale University will host the 13th Annual FTC Microeconomics Conference on November 5 and 6, 2020, in Washington, D.C. This event will bring together scholars working in areas related to the FTC’s antitrust, consumer protection, and public policy missions.

We welcome submissions from related fields including industrial organization, information economics, health policy, behavioral economics, quantitative marketing, and other areas of applied microeconomics. We especially would like to encourage submission of papers on topics of Commission interest such as merger retrospectives, welfare effects of online markets, and protecting consumers and competition in times of crisis. More broadly, past conferences have featured topics such as advertising, collusion, consumer decision-making, demand estimation, innovation, intellectual property, merger policy, privacy and data security, and vertical contracting.

Interested participants should submit an abstract or completed paper by June 24, 2020 to Please note that preference will be given to completed papers. We also welcome suggestions for panel discussions. Accepted participants should expect to provide a financial disclosure statement meeting the AEA’s guidelines to be included in their conference bios.

We are continually monitoring the coronavirus situation as it pertains to our conference. We are hopeful that circumstances will improve by the fall and are continuing with event planning accordingly, with appropriate contingencies.

Scientific committee:

  • Andrew Caplin (New York University)
  • Philip Haile (Yale University)
  • Justine Hastings (Brown University)

Organizers: Ted Rosenbaum (FTC) and Yan Lau (FTC)

This conference will be held at the Constitution Center Plaza Level Conference Center, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024. For more information and past conference agendas, please visit

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