ACE 2009 presentations

Below you will find the presentations for the 7th annual ACE meeting, which took place at ESMT in Berlin 26-27 November 2009. 


Welcome address: Lars-Hendrik Röller, President ESMT

Keynote Speech: Christian Ewald, Bundeskartellamt: Organizing Economists in Competition Law Enforcement; Varying Solutions - Constant Changes 


Panel I: Exchange of Information: The Bank Case in Israel


Chair: Yossi Spiegel, Tel Aviv University, Israel 

Presentation


Boaz Golan and Shlomi Parizat, Israel Antitrust Authority, Israel 

Facilitating Practices in the Israeli Retail Banking Sector


Menachem Perlman, Perlman & Co., Israel 

Israel Antitrust Authority v. Bank Hapoalim et al. – Exchange of information


Kai-Uwe Kühn, University of Michigan, USA 

"Information exchange" in the Israeli banking sector


Panel II: Ticketmaster-Live Nation: Beyond vertical issues

Chair: Helen Jenkins, Oxera, UK 

Ticketmaster-Live Nation


Paul Hutchinson, OFT, UK 

Ticketmaster - Live Nation


Rachel Webster, Frontier Economics, UK 


Marc Ivaldi, Toulouse School of Economics, France 

Live Nation / Ticketmaster – some comments from outside the case


Panel III: Termination Calls

Chair: Peter Davis 


Andrea Coscelli, Ofcom, UK 

Regulating Mobile Call Termination Rates


Patrick Rey, Toulouse School of Economics, France 

Termination calls


Mike Walker, CRAI, UK 

Some thoughts on the future of call termination regulation


Panel IV: Project Kangaroo – A JV in the Pay TV Sector

Chair: Lars Sørgard, Norwegian School of Economics, Norway 


Nicola Mazzarotto, Competition Commission, UK 

Project Kangaroo: the CC’s analysis and decision


Zoltan Biro, Frontier Economics, UK 

Project Kangaroo


Bruno Jullien, Toulouse School of Economics, France 

The Kangaroo Project


Panel V: The German Cement Cartel – Econometric Assessment of Damage and Computation of Fines

Chair: Benoit Durand, RBB, Belgium 


Christian Ewald and Christian Bongard, Bundeskartellamt, Germany 

The German Cement Cartel


Hans W. Friederiszick, ESMT Competition Analysis, Germany 

Overcharge Estimation in the Cement Industry


Ulrich Schwalbe, University of Hohenheim, Germany 

The German Cement Cartel


Panel VI: Rebates – Practical Implementations in Recent Cases (Intel)

Chair: Konrad Stahl, University of Mannheim, Germany 

Intel and rebates


Claes Bengtsson, DG Competition, EC 

INTEL – afterthoughts


Giulio Federico, CRAI, UK and IESE, Spain 

The Intel Decision: Some Economic Remarks


Adrian Majumdar, RBB, Belgium 

Intel / AMD


Massimo Motta, ICREA-Univ. Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE, Spain 

Exclusionary rebates: A note on Intel


Panel VII: BAGS-AMRAC

Chair: Svend Albæk, DG Competition, EC 


James Kavanagh, Oxera, UK 

BAGS v AMRAC: the case of AMRAC


Bill Bishop, CRAI, UK 

BAGS v AMRAC – Exclusionary entry, sponsored entry and entry assistance: are they legitimate concepts in antitrust?


Philippe Février, Crest-Lei, France 

BAGS / AMRAC: Concluding remarks


Panel VIII: Campina / Friesland

Chair: David Sevy, LECG, France  


Szabolcs Lorincz, DG Competition, EC 

The Campina / Friesland merger case – an overview


Matthijs Visser, RBB, Netherlands 

Friesland Foods / Campina


John Thanassoulis, Oxford University, UK 

Friesland Foods / Campina – An Academic’s Point Of View


Panel IX: Temporary Work

Chair: Laurent Flochel, CRAI, France 


Valérie Meunier, Autorité de la concurrence, France 

Temporary Work: An evaluation of economic harm


Francesco Rosati, RBB, Belgium 

A quasi-natural experiment to estimate cartel effects. The Case of Temporary Workers in France


Sébastien Roux, INSEE-CREST, France 

Discussion – Temporary Work: Evaluation of Economic Harm


Round table: Assessment of Competitive Damages

Chair: Lars-Hendrik Röller, ESMT, Berlin 


Raphaël de Conink, DG Competition, EC 

Assessment of Damages for the Breach of EC Antitrust Rules


Helen Jenkins, Oxera, UK 

Quantification of damages


Jorge Padilla, LECG, Spain 

Competition Damages: Empirical Challenges


Peter Møllgaard, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark 

Non-price effects in the calculation of damages


William E. Kovacic, Federal Trade Commission, USA 

Damages in U.S. Antitrust Cases: The Increasing Centrality of Economics


Best Paper of the Year Award

James Bushnell, Erin Mansur and Celeste Saravia 

Vertical Arrangements, Market Structure and Competition: An Analysis of US Restructured Electricity Markets