BECCLE 2015 CPC Parallel sessions


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23 April

11.30 – 12.30
Health and Economics
Room: Agnar Sandmo’s Auditorium
Chair: Kurt Brekke

  • Mandatory Disclosure: Theory and Evidence from Industry-Physisian Relationships
    by Daniel L. Chen and Vardges Levonyan, ETH Zurich, S. Eric Reinhart, University of Chicago, and Glen Taksler, Cleveland Clinic
    Discussant: Kurt Brekke
  • Do treatment decisions depend on physicians’ financial incentives?
    by Kurt Brekke, Norwegian School of Economics, Odd Rune Straume, University of Minho, and Karin Monstad and Tor Helge Holmås, Uni Rokkan
    Discussant: Vardges Levonyan

Room: Auditorium A
Chair: Øystein Foros

  • Remedies vs. Extreme Options in Merger Control
    by Markus Dertwinkel-Kalt and Christian Wey, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)
    Discussant: Øystein Foros
    Presentation: Remedies vs. Extreme Options in Merger Control
  • Picking a Partner among Competitors when Size Matters
    by Øystein Foros, Norwegian School of Economics and BECCLE, and Hans Jarle Kind, Norwegian School of Economics, CESifo and BECCLE
    Discussant: Markus Dertwinkel-Kalt

Competition Law 1
Room: Auditorium 24
Chair: Marco Claudio Corradi

  • A Fistful of Euros: EU Competition Policy and Reverse Payments in the Pharmaceutical Industry
    by Fabrizio Esposito, European University Institute, Florence, and Francesco Montanaro, Bocconi University, Milan, and Panthéon-Assas University, Paris
    Discussant: Marco Claudio Corradi
    Paper: A Fistful of Euros
  • Bridging the Gap in the ‘Shifting Sands’ of Non-Controlling Financial Holdings?
    by Marco Claudio Corradi, Jesus College, University of Oxford
    Discussant: Francesco Montanaro


24 April

10.30 – 12.00
Room: Auditorium A
Chair: Mattew Olczak

  • Nonbinding advance price announcements: Efficiency-enhancing strategy or collusive device?
    by Willem Boshoff, Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University, and Stefan Frübing and Kai Hüschelrath, ZEW Centre for European Economic Research, Competition and Regulation Research Group, and MaCCI
    Discussant: Matthew Olczak
  • Collusion with costly consumer search
    by Vaiva Petrikaite, Instituto de Análisis Económico (IAE-CSIC) and Barcelona GSE, Campus UAB
    Discussant: Willem Boshoff

Room: Finn Kydland’s Auditorium
Chair: Elisabetta Iossa

  • The Relationship Between Competition and Innovation: How Important are the Financial Constraints?
    by Georgios Petropoulos, Toulouse School of Economics and Banque de France
    Discussant: Elisabetta Iossa

Vertical Restraints 1
Room: Auditorium Auditorium D
Chair: Joao Montez

  • Buyer Power and Dependency in a Model of Negotiations
    by Roman Inderst, University of Frankfurt and Imperial College London, and Joao Montez, London Business School
    Discussant: Tim Paul Thomes
    Presentation: Buyer Power


24 April

13.00 – 14.00
Room: Auditorium C
Chair: Evgenia Motchenkova

  • Antitrust sanctions against individuals
    by Xinyu Li, University of Paderborn, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
    Discussant: Evgenia Motchenkova
  • Penalizing Cartels: The Case for Basing Penalties on Price Overcharge
    by Yannis Katsoulacos, Department of Economic Science, Athens University of Economics and Business, Evgenia Motchenkova, Department of Economics, VU University Amsterdam, and David Ulph, University of St Andrews, School of Economics and Finance
    Discussant: Xinyu Li
    Paper: Penalizing Cartels: The Case for Basing Penalties on Price Overcharge

Competition Law 2
Room: Auditorium 14
Chair: Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui

Room: Auditorium 23
Chair: Marc Ivaldi

  • Parallel Accommodating Conduct: Evaluating the Performance of the CPPI
    by Marc Ivaldi, Toulouse Scool of Economics
    Discussant: Jan Bouckaert


24 April

14.00 – 15.30
Competition Law 3
Room: Auditorium 14
Chair: Ronny Gjendemsjø

  • Restricting the scope of the Wouters-justification
    by Ronny Gjendemsjø, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, and BECCLE
    Discussant: Nicolas Petit

Empirical Studies
Room: Auditorium C
Chair: Dennis Rickert

  • A modern empirical approach to uncover cartels
    by Pedro Gonzaga, António Brandão, Hélder Vasconcelos and Natércia Fortuna, CEF.UP and Faculty of Economics, University of Porto
    Discussant: Dennis Rickert
  • Inter-Format Competition Among Retailers – The Role of Private Label Products in Market Delineation
    by Justus Haucap, Ulrich Heimeshoff, Gordon J. Klein, Dennis Rickert and Christian Wey, Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), Heinrich-HeineUniversity Duesseldorf
    Discussant: Pedro Gonzaga

Vertical restraints 2
Room: Auditorium 23
Chair: Tore Nilssen

  • Competing buyers, rent extraction and inefficient exclusion
    by Simen Aardal Ulsaker, Norwegian School of Economics and BECCLE
    Discussant: Greg Shaffer
  • Inter-Firm Price Coordination in a Two-Sided Market
    by Tore Nilssen, Department of Economics, University of Oslo, and Hans Jarle Kind and Lars Sørgard, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics, and BECCLE
    Discussant: Liliane Giardino-Karlinger