The contributors of the Pros and Cons 2002.
Luke Froeb is the William and Margaret Oehmig Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise at Vanderbilt University. In May 2002, he and former colleague Gregory Werden put on a three-day seminar on “Quantitative Benefit-Cost Analysis of Mergers” hosted by the Swedish Competition Authority. Economists from the European Union and other countries learned to use Froeb’s software, MergerS, to evaluate the competitive effects of mergers. Professor Froeb’s research on auctions, econometrics and vertical restraints is motivated by antitrust cases on which he has worked.
Henrik Horn is Professor of International Economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University. He has been a Member of the Swedish Market Court (Marknadsdomstolen), and has worked in the Research Division at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Horn’s research focuses on issues in International Economics and Industrial Organization. He is leading a project under the auspices of the American Law Institute in which leading economists and lawyers are to systematically scrutinize the adjudication system of the WTO, partly drawing on experiences from competition law enforcement.
Kai-Uwe Kühn is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). His main areas of research are theoretical industrial organization and competition policy. He has worked on the dynamics of durable goods markets, competition in vertically related markets, and regulatory economics. His current research includes work on collusion theory (with applications to the analysis of the coordinated effects of mergers) and on market foreclosure.
Damien Neven is Professor of Economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva. His main research interest is in the field of industrial organization and competition policy. His current research deals with the co-ordination of antitrust policies across jurisdictions, the political economy of merger control and the antitrust analysis of sports competition. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Committee to the Competition Directorate of the European Commission.
Lars-Hendrik Röller is Professor of Economics at Humboldt University, Berlin, where he holds the Chair for Industrial Economics. He is the Director of CIC (Competitiveness and Industrial Change) at Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), Europe’s largest social science research centre and co-director of the Industrial Organization Program at the CEPR in London. His research interests are in the area of Industrial Organization with special interest in competition policy and regulation. His articles have appeared in many leading academic journals. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Industrial Economics, an editor of the International Journal of Industrial Organization and a member of the Executive Board of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE).
Johan Stennek is Associate Professor in Economics (”docent”), working at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IUI) in Stockholm. During the spring 2002, he held the Interuniversity International Francqui Chair at the University of Antwerp. Stennek’s research concerns industrial economics and competition policy issues, currently focusing on mergers & acquisitions and on markets with few sellers and few buyers (bilateral oligopolies). He has authored reports to the European Commission and to the Swedish Government’s commission on reforming the Competition Act. Stennek is an associate editor of the International Journal of Industrial Economics and he is affiliated to the CEPR in London and to Studieförbundet Näringsliv och Samhälle (SNS), Stockholm. Johan Stennek is also active as a consultant in competition policy and regulation cases.
Gregory Werden is Senior Economic Counsel in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he has worked since 1977 on a wide range of competition policy issues. He was a principal author of the 1982 and 1984 Merger Guidelines, and he worked on four other sets of guidelines and numerous friend of the court briefs. He has authored or co-authored over eighty publications on antitrust policy and related issues, many focusing on market delineation or the quantitative analysis of likely effects from horizontal mergers. He and Luke Froeb organized in May 2002 a workshop on merger simulation sponsored by the Swedish Competition Authority. It was attended by professionals from competition authorities world-wide.