ACE 2014 presentations

Below you will find some of the presentations for the 12th annual ACE conference, which took place at the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI), University of Mannheim and ZEW on 5-6 December, 2014.

Parallel Sessions I

Mobile telephony mergers: Telefonica/E-plus
Chair: Ana Sofia Rodrigues, Portuguese Competition Authority 

Benno Buehler, DG Competition


Rainer Nitsche/Lars Wiethaus, E.CA


Online hotel bookings
Chair: Alexis Walckiers, Belgian Competition Authority 

Sara Buccino/Christian Ewald, BKartA


Bojana Ignjatovic, RBB


Martin Peitz, University of Mannheim


Audit Services Market Investigation
Chair: Alex Baker, Fingleton Associates 

Alex Baker, Fingleton Associates


Marie Clark (CMA), Robin Finer (FCA), Caitlin Wilkinson (KPMG)


Amelia Fletcher, University of East Anglia


Parallel Sessions II

Ineos/Solvay
Chair: David Parker, Frontier Economics 

Francesco DeCarolis, Boston University


State aid in the energy sector
Chair:  David Spector, Paris School of Economics and MAPP 

Geza Sapi, DG Competition


Felix Hoeffler, University of Cologne


GIS Damages
Chair: Benoît Durand, RBB 

James Kavanagh, Oxera


Parallel Sessions III

Retail Food Sector Inquiry
Chair: Niels Frank, Lademann Associates 

Christian Ewald/Matthias Freund, BKartA


Philipp Schmidt-Dengler, University of Vienna


Mergers with failing firms: Ultralase/Optimax (UK and Jysk/ID Design (Denmark)
Chair: Bruce Lyons, University of East Anglia 

Kate Collyer/Massimo Tognoni, Competition and Markets Authority (UK)


Thomas Rønde, Danish Competition Authority


Peter Møllgaard, Copenhagen Business School


L'Equipe
Thibaud Verge, ENSAE 

Frederic Palomino, Compass Lexecon


Bruno Jullien, University of Toulouse


Panel Discussion:
Effects-based analysis of exclusionary pricing practices - back to square one?
Chair: Konrad Stahl, University of Mannheim

Panellists:
Kai-Uwe Kühn, University of Michigan 

Chiara Fumagalli, Bocconi University


Adrian Majumdal, RBB


Discussant: Aviv Nevo, Northwestern University 


Best Paper Award