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ACE CONFERENCE

ACE 2024 - Milan

We are pleased to announce that the ACE 2024 conference is scheduled to take place in Milan at Bocconi University, on the 15th and 16th of November 2024. Please note that the conference will exceptionnally take place on a Friday and a Saturday!

Sir John Vickers accepted our invitation to be the keynote speaker. The plenary sessions will focus on burning antitrust topics, such as digital regulation, antitrust and AI, and the role of economics in the antitrust process.

But of course, the most distinctive characteristic of the ACE-conference are its parallel case sessions. So we hereby also launch our yearly call for competition cases to be presented.  

Please send your submission by email to the ACE secretariat: conference@competitioneconomics.org

Your submission should include:

·        A brief (1-2 pages) summary of the main facts of the case, its main economic aspects and the reasons why the case may be of particular interest to competition economists.

·        Suggestions of economists from academia, the private sector and competition agencies that would be appropriate to present and discuss the case, having in mind that opposing views typically generate interesting debates. Please verify beforehand whether both the competition agency and at least one of the consultancy agencies involved agree on presenting the case at ACE.

·        All publicly available material (decisions, reports, papers) as well the language of the decision.

Please only select cases that are not subject to potential litigation actions, or where these potential actions will not affect the possibility to present the case at the conference. Please also only submit cases where both the Authority as well as at least one of the consulting firms that were involved are willing to present the case.

 

The deadline for submission of case proposals is the 30th of May.  

Registration to the conference will open soon!

 

We will keep you posted!

​For questions related to the conference, please contact the ACE Secretariat: conference@competitioneconomics.org

FUTURE CONFERENCES

ACE is always looking for potential proposals to host its annual conference and aims to decide upon the venue at the annual conference at least one year in advance. Successful bids will need to demonstrate that they have suitable arrangements (including sponsorship) in place by then. Typically, ACE is hosted in universities and receives support from the economics departments, and/or local sponsors such as a competition authority.

If you would like to host the ACE conference in a future year, or if you have administrative questions, please contact the ACE Secretariat: conference@competitioneconomics.org

PAST CONFERENCES

2023 - Edinburgh

Date: 16-17th November 2023
Host: Mike Walker & Jenny Haydock (CMA)

Keynote: Nathan Miller (Georgetown).
Programme

 

2022 - LISBON

Date: 17-18th November 2022
Host: Ana Sofia Rodrigues (Portuguese AdC)

Keynote: Nancy Rose (MIT Economics).
Programme

2021 - BARCELONA

Date: 18-19th November 2021

Host: Massimo Motta (Barcelona School of Economics)
Keynote: Jean Tirole (TSE)
Programme

2020 - VIRTUAL EDITION

Date: 19-20th November 2020

Host: Ana Sofia Rodrigues (online)

Keynote: Joe Harrington (Wharton)

Programme

2019 - COPENHAGEN

Date: 14-15th November 2019

Host: Thomas Rønde (Copenhagen Business School)

Keynote: Michael Katz (UC Berkeley) 

Programme

2018 - BOLOGNA

Date: 15-16th November 2018

Host: Giacomo Calzolari (University of Bologna) 

Keynote: Lars-Hendrik Röller (Germany) & Tommaso Valletti (European Commission)
Programme

2017 - MADRID

Date: 16-17th November 2017

Host: Georges Siotis (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

Keynote: Sir John Vickers (Oxford)

Programme

2016 - AMSTERDAM

Date: 17-18th November 2016

Host: Maarten Pieter Schinkel (University of Amsterdam)

Keynote: Daniel Rubinfeld (UC Berkeley)

Programme

2015 - MILAN

Date: 27-28th November 2015

Host: Chiara Fumagalli (Bocconi)

Keynote: Massimo Motta (European Commission)

Programme

2014 - MANNHEIM

Date: 5-6th December 2014

Host: Kai Hüschelrath & Martin Peitz (ZEW and University of Mannheim)

Keynote: Aviv Nevo (Northwestern) 

Programme

2013 - BRUSSELS

Date: 13-14th December 2013

Host: Patrick Legros (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Keynote: Massimo Motta (European Commission)

Programme

2012 - PARIS

Date: 25-26th October 2012

Host: Thibauld Vergé (Autorité de la Concourrence)

Keynote: Bruno Lasserre (Autorité de la Concurrence) & Kai-Uwe Kühn (European Commission)

Programme

2011 - BERGEN

Date: 17-18th November 2011

Host: Lars Sørgard (Norwegian School of Economics)

Keynote: Kai-Uwe Kühn (European Commission) & Damien Neven (Graduate Institute, Geneva)

Programme

2010 - NORWICH

Date: 11-12th November 2010

Host: Bruce Lyons (University of East Anglia)

Programme

2009 - BERLIN

Date: 26-27th November 2009

Host: Lars-Hendrik Röller (ESMT)

Keynote: Christian Ewald (Bundeskartellamt)

Programme

2008 - BUDAPEST

Date: 27-28th November 2008

Host: Gergely Csorba (Hungarian Competition Authority)

Programme

2007 - TOULOUSE

Date: 29-30th November 2007

Host: Patrick Rey (University of Toulouse)

Programme

2006 - MANNHEIM

Date: 30th November-1st December

 Host: ZEW and University of Mannheim

Programme

2005 - COPENHAGEN

Date: 1-2nd December 2005

Host: Centre for Industrial Economics in Copenhagen

Programme

2004 - SIENA

2-3rd December 2004

Host: University of Siena

Programme

2003 - MADRID

20th November 2003

Host: Fundacion Rafael del Pino and IESE Business School (Madrid)

Programme

Other seminars

ACE/BRUEGEL SEMINARS

May 9th, 2017

ACE jointly organized a seminar with Bruegel in Brussels on Standardization and patents.
You may find all details on this event here: http://bruegel.org/events/standardization-and-patents-problems-and-policy-options/

 

Thursday, June 30, 2016
ACE/Bruegel event on Geographic market definition
The association of competition economics co-organised an event on geographic market definition with Breugel. The event took place in Bruegel's premises on June 30 2017 in Brussel.
Amelia Fletcher and Bruce Lyons presented a piece of research they have done for DG Competition (http://ec.europa.eu/competition/publications/reports/study_gmd.pdf).
It was followed by a debate with Giulio Federico, Raphaël de Coninck, Hans Friederiszick and someone from the industry. The moderator was Scott Marcus, from Bruegel.

Friday June 20, 2014, 2.30 pm CET
The Economic Consequences of the Intel Judgement

Presenter: Hans Zenger (Charles River Associates)  

Discussants:

Jorge Padilla (Compass Lexecon)

Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics)

4th Workshop on the Economics of ICTs

University of Evora April 11-12. 2013

The first Round Table had the general theme "Market Delineation with Bundles", organized by ACE. Marc Ivaldi (Toulouse School of Economics), Ciara Kalmus (Ofcom), Jan Krancke (Deutsche Telekom), and Matthijs Visser (RBB) participated in this panel, which will be chaired by Kate Collyer (UK Competition Commission).
 
The second Round Table had the general theme "Access to content in the context of bundled offers". This round table was moderated by Fátima Barros (Chairman of ANACOM's Management Board) and Geoff Edwards (Charles River Associates), Daniel Escoda (Telefonica), Marc Lebourges (Orange) and Elena Zoido (Compass Lexecon) participated in the panel. 

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