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Workshop on Competition Policy

  • Series
  • Speaker(s)
    Iwan Bos (Maastricht University), Giulio Federico (European Commission, Belgium), Yassine Lefouili (Toulouse 1 University Capitole, France), Evgenia Motchenkova (VU Amsterdam), Maarten Pieter Schinkel (University of Amsterdam), Giancarlo Spagnolo (University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, Italy), and Jan Tichem (Autoriteit Consument & Markt)
  • Field
  • Location
    Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam, Room 1.01
  • Date and time

    December 14, 2018
    10:00 - 17:00

Fellows Jose L. Moraga Gonzalez and Sander Onderstal would like to invite you to join the next workshop of the Organization and Markets research group at Tinbergen Institute. The workshop will touch upon Competition Policy issues such as Collusion, Mergers, Innovation, and Two-Sided Markets.

Please click [here] for a complete, printer-friendly version of the program (draft November 30).


Registration is free of charge, but needed due to limited seating. We will only use your personal information for this purpose.

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9:45-10:00 Welcome to Tinbergen Institute

10:00–10:50 Yassine Lefouili (Toulouse School of Economics, France)
Collusion in Two-Sided Markets (joint with J. Pinho)
Discussion initiated by Cedric Argenton (Tilburg University)

10:50–11:40 Giulio Federico (European Commission, Belgium)
Horizontal Mergers and Product Innovation (joint with G. Langus and T. Valetti)
Discussion initiated by TBA

11:40–11:55 Tea break

11:55–12:45 Saish Nevrekar (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India)
Mergers and Innovation Portfolios (joint with E. Motchenkova and JL Moraga)
Discussion initiated by Giulio Federico (EC) and Yassine Lefouili (TSE).

12:45-13:30 Lunch break

13:30–14:20 Maarten Pieter Schinkel (University of Amsterdam)
State-Aided Price Coordination in the Dutch Mortgage Market (with Mark Dijkstra)
Discussion initiated by Bastiaan Overvest (CPB)

14:20–15:10 Iwan Bos (Maastricht University)
Industry impact of cartels: evidence from the stock market (joint with W. Letterie and N. Scherl)
Discussion initiated by TBA

15:10-15:25 Coffee break

15:25–16:15 Giancarlo Spagnolo (Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden and University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ , Italy (on leave))
Leniency Inflation and Private Actions (joint with P. Buccirossi and C. Marvao)
Discussion initiated by Evgenia Motchenkova (VU Amsterdam)

16:15-17:05 Jan Tichem (Authority for Consumers and Markets)
Lower drug prices can improve innovation (joint with M. Canoy)
Discussion initiated by TBA

17:05 Drinks and dinner (upon invitation)