Review: New Researcher Workshop, 13th June 2012

(Review by Frederick Wandschneider and Gyozo Pinter, both CCP PhD Students)

 

CCP New Researchers’ Workshop – 13th June 2012

As part of a special event for those just starting out on their academic career, the Centre for Competition Policy brought together 11 PhD students and Post Docs from all across Europe. Just like in the previous years, the workshop’s aim was to provide an opportunity for researchers at the early stage of their career to present their research and to exchange experiences, ideas and future directions. Through presentations and vivid discussions, as well as a social event in the evening, the workshop allowed delegates to introduce themselves to fellow researchers in their field.

The theme of the workshop this year was “What do public and private sanctions in competition policy actually achieve?”, however all research in the issue of remedies (in a broader sense) was welcomed. Following the multidisciplinary character of research at the CCP, the workshop was attended by young scholars as well as senior faculty members from all core disciplines. The nature of the workshop offered the presenters the possibility of getting feedback on their research from academics looking at the issue from a different perspective, which can be a valuable input for further development.

The intensive academic programme covered large range of topics. These were:

Public Enforcement

• Ali Masadeh (Centre for Competition Policy) ‘Assessing Competition Authorities’ Performance: A Proposed Benchmark’

• Anna-Louise Hinds (National University of Ireland, Galway) ‘The Commission’s Settlement Procedure: Signs of Discrete Responsive Regulatory Enforcement?’

• Maria Ioannidou (University of Oxford) ‘Public competition law enforcement to the consumer interest: alternatives to private enforcement mechanisms’

• Matthias Hunold (Center for European Economic Research) ‘The design of cartel damage compensations’

Merger Control

• David Reader (Centre for Competition Policy) ‘The Commission’s Approach to EU Merger Control: What role for non-competition interests?’

• Manuel Alejandro Penadés Fons (University of Valencia) ‘The enforcement of behavioural remedies in EU Merger Control: Arbitration commitments revisited’

Industrial Organization

• Antoine Chapsal (University of Pompeu Fabra) ‘Repeated Purchases and Demand Foreclosure’

Leniency Programme

• Scott Summers (Centre for Competition Policy) ‘Pfleiderer’s access to Leniency’

• Baskaran Balasingham (King’s College London) ‘A Comparison between the Interaction of Leniency Programmes and Private Anti-Cartel Enforcement in Europe and the US’

• Panayiotis Agisilaou (Centre for Competition Policy) ‘Strategic antitrust authorities and leniency programs – A signalling game’

• Frederick Wandschneider (Centre for Competition Policy) ‘Ringleader Exclusion from Leniency Programmes – An Experimental Analysis’

Those who attended the workshop had the chance of hearing numerous fascinating papers presented and taking a part in some stimulating debates.

After the workshop CCP hosted a dinner for the attendees. Far from being exhausted, some delegates decided to watch the EURO 2012 football match in a nearby pub, which was a good opportunity for further debate and networking. Both the more experienced researchers as well as those in the first stages of their academic career expressed their satisfaction with the formula of the workshop, and by the end of the day many research ideas had been shared and contacts developed.

You can find photos of the day in our online album. Thanks to Scott Summers for taking them and making them available.

CCP New Researcher Workshop, June 2012

About CCP
The Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) conducts interdisciplinary research into competition policy and regulation.

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