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TILEC 15th Anniversary Conference: Legal and Economic Challenges in Competition Policy

Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) is pleased to announce its 15th Anniversary Conference:

Legal and Economic Challenges in Competition Policy

9 November 2018, Tilburg, The Netherlands

The goal of our conference is to gather academics in law and economics in a small scale setting and to discuss current challenges in competition policy.
We also give young scholars the opportunity to present their work and interact with other researchers through poster presentations.

Subjects include:

  • the role of innovation in competition law
  • novel theories of abuse of dominance
  •  behavioral economics and competition policy

Confirmed speakers

  • Renato Gomes (Toulouse School of Economics),
  • Paul Heidhues (Düsseldorf),
  • Pablo Ibanez Colomo (LSE),
  • Marina Lao (Seton Hall),
  • Ioannis Lianos (UCL)
  • Carlo Reggiani (Manchester).

Call for PhD posters for TILEC's 15th Anniversary Conference

TILEC is inviting posters from PhD researchers in competition law and/or economics. Accepted posters will be displayed at the conference, and provide presenters with the opportunity to engage in discussion with other conference participants about their research.

Candidates should send their CV, title of the presented research, a 300 word abstract, and poster to Submitted posters will be evaluated by the Conference Scientific Committee. TILEC will cover travel and accommodation expenses of the selected PhD researchers up to 400 EUR. Presenters are expected to print their poster and bring it to the conference venue.

Deadline for submission: 8 October 2018. Decisions will be communicated by 15 October 2018.

Registration form TILEC 15th Anniversary Conference

Registration is free but, as space is limited, it is expected that registered participants stay for the full day(s) they sign up for.

If you wish to attend the conference, please click here to register.

Program TILEC 15th Anniversary Conference

Preliminary program TILEC 15th Anniversary Conference
From 8:30 registration and coffee
9:00 9:15 welcome remarks
9:15-10:00 Morten Hviid, University of East Anglia - Broad Retail Price MFN Clauses: Are they RPM “at its Worst”?
10:00-10:45 Carlo Reggiani, University of Manchester - Online Travel Agencies, Price Parity Clauses and Firms’ Strategies: the Case
10:45-11:15 coffee break and poster presentations
11:15-12:00 Marina Lao, Seton Hall University - Novel Theories of Harm in Abuse of Dominance
12:00-12:45 Renato Gomes, Toulouse School of Economics - Missed Sales and the Pricing of Ancillary Goods
12:45-14:00 lunch at Faculty Club
14:00-14:45 Paul Heidhues, DICE-Düsseldorf - Browsing versus Studying: A Pro-Market Case for Regulation
14:45-15:30 Pablo Ibanez, LSE - Innovation considerations in competition law
15:30-16:00 coffee break and poster presentations
16:00-16:45 Giancarlo Spagnolo, SITE, Stockholm School of Economics - Leniency and damages
16:45-17:30 Ioannis Lianos, UCL - Casual talk in law and in economics: a competition law perspective
17:30-17:45 closing remarks (TILEC directors or conference organizers)
From 17:45 goodbye drinks

About Tilburg University

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