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AGENDA

Monday, June 21
Mergers
• Refresher re basic economic concepts: e.g., market definition, market power & critical loss analysis
• Empirical techniques, econometric tools
• Unilateral effects analysis 
Sean Ennis, OECD
Ken Heyer, U.S. Dept. of Justice Antitrust Division
Miguel de la Mano, European Commission, DG Comp
Dave Schmidt, U.S. Federal Trade Commission


Tuesday, June 22
Mergers
• Coordinated effects analysis
• Monopsony
• Vertical and conglomerate mergers 
Sean Ennis, OECD
Ken Heyer, U.S. Dept. of Justice Antitrust Division
Miguel de la Mano, European Commission, DG Comp
Dave Schmidt, U.S. Federal Trade Commission


Wednesday, June 23
Morning
Single firm conduct
• Concepts and theories of harm in single firm conduct cases;
• “Hot topics” from the Commission’s Article 82 guidance paper
Miguel de la Mano, European Commission, DG Comp

Afternoon
Single firm
• Case review, focusing on exclusionary conduct (Tomra)
Patrick Greenlee, U.S. Dept. of Justice Antitrust Division


Thursday, June 24
Morning
Single firm
• Case review, focusing on discounts, tying and bundling (Intel)
Patrick Greenlee, Dept. of Justice Antitrust Division
Miguel de la Mano, European Commission, DG Comp

Afternoon 
Horizontal restraints:  Oligopolies and facilitating practices
• Coordination among competitors; draft Comm’n Horizontal Agreements Guidelines, focusing on information exchanges
Patrick Greenlee, U.S. Dept. of Justice Antitrust Division
Miguel de la Mano, European Commission, DG Comp


Friday, June 25
Morning
•  Network industries & two sided markets: The example of payment systems
Marc Rysman, BU

Afternoon  IPRs & standard setting
•  Recent cases & economic theories 
Marc Rysman, BU