Annual Conference 2002: Current Issues in Competition Policy
From: 2002-08-30 to: 2002-08-31
Place: Bonn, Germany
The principle objective of the conference was to encourage economic research and to strengthen contact between applied and academic economics.
The conference wanted to offer a platform to discuss theoretical developments and practical experiences alike. In theoretical economics different theories try to explain the necessity and the optimal level of competition policy. How can those theories be translated in practical policy? Which effects can competition policy have on macroeconomic indicators like inflation, productivity gains and growth? What has been changed by new developments like globalisation and technological progress?
For a detailed list of topics see the conference programme below.
The conference was addressed to experienced researchers, recently graduated students and professionals from business, government or non-governmental institutions.
At the evening of August 30, 2002, the conference was opened with four introductory lectures.
* Prof. Martin Hellwig, PhD., Chairman of the German Monopolkommission
Access to Essential Facilities as a Problem for Competition Policy
* Hans-Willi Hefekäuser, Senior Executive Vice President, Government Relations, Competition Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Telekom AG
Competition Policy: The Perspective of an Enterprise
* Dr. Andreas Strohm, DG Competition, Merger Task Force, European Commission,
Application of economic theory in practice: The example of European Merger Control
* Dr. Matthias Schürgers, Head of the Economic Policy Department from the German Economic Ministry
Current Issues in Germanys Competition Policy
The following day, accepted papers were presented in two parallel sessions:
Session I: General Trends and Policy Instruments
Chair: Michael H. Stierle, INFER and European Commission, Belgium
Competition Policy and Transaction Cost Economics
Licensing in the Scope of Antitrust Law: An Assessment of Exclusion and
Emmanuel Combe, Tek-Ang Lim
Public Investment as Regulatory Instrument in a Monopolistically Competitive Market
Iván Barreda-Tarrazona, Aurora García-Gallego, Nikolaos Georgantzís, Vicente Orts-Ríos
Institutional Aspects of Complex International Competition Policy Arrangements
International Cartels and Competition Policy – What’s Behind the Recent Success?
Austrian Competition Policy: Past, Present and Future
Session II: Networks and Market Studies
Chair: Michael Pickhardt, Bergische University, Wuppertal, Germany
Competition and Technical Efficiency of Ukrainian Manufacturing Enterprises
Iryna Akimova, Alexander Scherbakov
Network Effects – A Task for Competition Policy?
Ulrike von Schütz
Liberalisation of European Network Industries: Towards a new Strategy
Fabienne Ilzkovitz, Gaëtan Nicodème
German Natural Gas Market Deregulation: A Never Ending Story?'
Matthias Niederprüm, Michael Pickhardt
Predatory Behavior in Air Transport Markets: A Perpetual Challenge to Competition Policy?
A Model of the Card Payment System and Interchange Fee
Paul De Grauwe, Laura Rinaldi
Resale Price Maintenance for Books in Germany and the European Union:
A Legal and Economic Analysis
Jürgen G. Backhaus, Reginald Hansen
Publication of papers
The papers presented at the conference are published as INFER Research Edition Vol. 8.
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