Pros and Cons 2006

We have a tradition of arranging seminars on major issues, where academics and practitioners meet in the same arena.

The seminars, which is open for specifically invited reasearchers and leading officials from competition authorities, 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 10

This year, the theme for the seminar is "The Pros and cons of Information Sharing". As in previous years we intend to arrange a seminar in Stockholm on November 10 where the contributors will present their papers and leading officials from competition authorities around the world will be the discussants.

Programme, Friday 10 November

8.30 Registration
9.00 Opening Adress by Director-General Claes Norgren
9.10 Introduction by Amelia Fletcher
9.20 Margaret Levenstein and Valerie Suslow: Cartel Bargaining and Monitoring:
The Role of Information Sharing
Discussant: Zoltán Nagy
10.20 Coffee
10:50 Richard Whish: Information agreements
Discussant: Kirtikumar Metha
11.50 Xavier Vives: Information Sharing: Economics and Antitrust
Discussant: Tim Brennan
12.50 Lunch
14.00 Peter Møllgaard and Per Baltzer Overgaard: Transparency and Competition Policy
Discussant: Páll Gunnar Pálsson
15.00 Coffee
15.45 Christina Caffara and Kai-Uwe Kühn: The Cost of Simplistic rules for assessing information exchange: The Italian Jet Fuel Decision
Discussant: Jarig van Seinderen
16.45 Closing of seminar by Claes Norgren

Venue

The seminar venue is World Trade Center Stockholm, directly adjacent to Arlanda Express, the express rail link with Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The conference venue is marked by red dot.

Contributors

Christina Caffara, CRA International, London
Kai-Uwe Kahn, University of Michigan
Peter Møllgaard, Copenhagen Business School
Per Baltzer Overgaard, University of Aarhus
Valerie Suslow, University of Michigan
Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan
Xavier Vives, IESE, Barcelona
Richard Whish, King's College London

We have the pleasure of announcing that among others the following senior officials will comment on the presentations:

Jarig van Sinderen, Netherlands Competition Authority
Zoltán Nagy, Hungarian Competition Authority
Kirtikumar Mehta, European Commission
Tim Brennan, Canadian Competition Bureau
Pàll Gunnar Pálsson, Icelandic Competition Authority  

Moderator of the seminar will be Amelia Fletcher, Chief Economist, Office of Fair Trading, UK.

Registration

All matters regarding registration and accommodation are handled by Congrex Sweden AB. Please register here

Questions

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our head of the organizing committee Niklas Strand at niklas.strand@kkv.se or our Chief Economist Mats Bergman at mats.bergman@kkv.se .

The information on this website will continously be updated.

Background information

In 2005 the conference was entitled "The Pros and Cons of Price Discrimination" with contributions from among others Nicolas Petit, Anne Perrot and Yongmin Chen. The contributions were published in a book with the same name.

In 2004, the conference was entitled "The Pros and Cons of Antitrust in Deregulated Markets" with contributions from among others Martin Cave, Peter Crowther and Catherine Waddams Price. The contributions were published in a book with the same name.

In 2003, the conference was entitled "The Pros and Cons of Low Prices" with contributions from among others William J. Baumol, Andrew Eckert and Paul A. Grout. The contributions were published in a book with the same name.

In 2002, the conference was entitled "The Pros and Cons of Merger Control" with contributions from among others Luke Froeb, Kai-Uwe Kühn and Damien Neven at a seminar in Stockholm where Directors-General of European Competition Authorities acted as discussants.

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