Pros and Cons 2012
We have a tradition of arranging seminars on major issues, where academics and practitioners meet in the same arena.
The seminars, which are open for competition authority employees, researchers, lawyers and competition consultants, have been appreciated for the open discussion among the participants and we hope that this year’s seminar will be no exception.
Seminar in Stockholm on November 9
This year, the theme for the seminar is "More Pros and Cons of Merger Control". As in previous years we will arrange a seminar in Stockholm on November 9 where the contributors will present their papers and leading officials from competition authorities around the world will be the discussants.
Programme, Friday, November 9, 2012
||Registration and coffee|
||Introduction by the moderator: Dan Sjöblom, Director General of the Swedish Competition Authority|
||Doris Hildebrand: European School of Thought in EU Merger Control|
Discussant: Per Hellström, European Commission
||Tomaso Duso: A Decade of Ex‐post Merger Policy Evaluations: A Progress Report|
Discussant: John Davies, OECD
||Aditi Mehta: Choosing the Appropriate Control Group in Merger Evaluations|
Discussant: Mateusz Błachucki, Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection
||Michal Gal: Merger Policy for Small and Micro Jurisdictions|
Discussant: Vincent Martenet, Swiss Competition Commission
||Lars Sørgard: Merger Screening in Markets with Differentiated Products|
Discussant: Manuel Sebastião, Portuguese Competition Authority
||Panel Session: New tools like UPP - just for screening or more?|
||Closing of seminar|
Each speaker has 30 minutes for their presentations; the discussants have 10 minutes each, leaving 10 minutes for general discussion.
The seminar venue is Nordic Light Hotel, directly adjacent to Arlanda Express, the express rail link with Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The conference venue is marked by red dot
Doris Hildebrand, EE&MC - European Economic & Marketing Consultants
Tomaso Duso, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics
Aditi Mehta, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Michal Gal, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa
Lars Sørgard, Norwegian School of Economics
We have the pleasure of announcing that the following senior officials will comment on the presentations:
Per Hellström, European Commission
John Davies, OECD
Mateusz Błachucki, Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection
Vincent Martenet, Swiss Competition Commission
Manuel Sebastião, Portuguese Competition Authority
Registration is closed.
All matters regarding registration and accommodation are handled by Meetagain,
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our head of the organizing committee Arvid Fredenberg at
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