Levin College of Law

Competition Policy Enforcement Conference

Date: November 1
Location: 120 Hough Hall, Warrington College of Business

Sponsors: Robert F. Lanzillotti Public Policy Research Center (PPRC), University of Florida Department of Economics, University of Florida Levin College of Law, and the Florida Bar Antitrust & Trade Regulation Committee

Conference Schedule:

  • 8:30-9:00am: Breakfast
  • 9:00am-9:10am: Introduction and Presentations to Roger Blair and Bob Lanzillotti – David Sappington, University of Florida and Daniel Sokol, University of Florida
  • 9:10am-9:30am: Morning Keynote – Gail Levine, Deputy Director, Bureau of Competition, FTC
  • 9:30am-11am: Panel 1 Mergers
    Moderator: Aaron Yeater, Analysis Group
    John Mayo, Georgetown, “The Evolution of Merger Enforcement Intensity: What do the Data Show?”
    Luke Froeb, Vanderbilt, “Bargaining Competition, The Rube Goldberg Machine of Antitrust”
    William Rogerson, Northwestern “Competitive Effects of Vertical Mergers Due to Changes in Bargaining Leverage”
  • 11:00am-11:15am: Coffee Break
  • 11:15am-12:45am: Panel 2 Vertical Restraints
    Moderator: German Bet, University of Florida
    Jeanine Miklos-Thal, Rochester, “Input Price Discrimination by Resale Market”
    Ted Snyder, Yale, “Testing the Free-rider Hypothesis: The Sealy Antitrust Litigation”
    Sean Sullivan, Iowa, “Anticompetitive Entrenchment”
  • 12:45pm-1:45pm: Lunch
  • 1:45pm-2:05pm: Afternoon Keynote Christine Wilson, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • 2:05pm-3:35pm: Panel 3 Online Platforms
    Moderator: Steve Antonio, FTC
    Ram Chellappa, Emory, “Platform Preannouncement Strategies: The Strategic Role of Information in Two-Sided Markets Competition”
    Judy Chevalier, Yale, “Suppliers and Demanders of flexibility: Demographics and Flexible work Platforms
    Ginger Jin, Maryland, “Market Expanding or Market Stealing? Competition with Network Effects in Bike­Sharing”
  • 3:35pm-3:55pm: Coffee Break
  • 3:55pm-4:25pm: Panel 4 Online Platforms Consumer Protection and Data Privacy Issues
    Moderator: Thomas Knight, University of Florida
    Anthony Dukes, USC, “Personalized Pricing with Superior Preference Information and The Role of List Pricing”
    Anita Rao, Chicago, “Deceptive Claims Using Fake News Marketing: The Impact on Consumers”
    Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon, “Customer Response to Adverse Security Events: An Empirical Study”
  • 4:25-4:30pm: Concluding Remarks

Published: October 28th, 2019

Category: Events, Workshops

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