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AGENDA

Monday, July 5
Introduction & Key Economic Concepts
• Key economic concepts, including market power; market definition;
• Economics of oligopolies
Benoit Durand, RBB Economics


Tuesday, July 6

Horizontal Agreements (competitor collaboration)
• Approaches to the analysis of agreements among competitors; information exchanges & other facilitating practices
Stephen Calkins, Wayne State University School of Law
Andreas Reindl, Fordham Law School


Wednesday, July 7
Mergers
• Key economic concepts; horizontal mergers; unilateral effects, coordinated effects, efficiencies; Vertical and conglomerate mergers
Ken Heyer, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
Raphael de Coninck, European Commission, DG Comp


Thursday, July 8
Morning 
Vertical Restraints
• Economics of vertical agreements with focus on collusive effects (intra-brand restraints) 
Howard Marvel, Ohio State University

Afternoon 
Monopolization/Abuse of Dominance
• Refresher:  key economic concepts:  market power; policy approaches in monopolization and abuse of dominance cases
• Pricing conduct:  predation; rebates, discounts
Bill Kovacic, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Frederic Jenny, Cour de cassation, France


Friday, July 9
Monopolization/Abuse of Dominance
• Tying, bundling “cheap exclusion”
• Refusal to supply and essential facilities
• Remedies 
Bill Kovacic, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Frederic Jenny, Cour de cassation, France