ESRC Centre for Competition Policy 10th Annual Conference
June 12 - 13, 2014
The Drama Studio, University of East Anglia, Norwich
Sometimes markets appear not to be working for the consumer and can seem a bit ‘too hot’ for regulators to handle, with nobody quite sure why or what should be done about it. Often it is not clear if illegal activity is taking place and these ‘problem markets’ attract widespread attention amongst the public, politicians, academics and the media.
With a range of leading international academics and speakers from the competition agencies, Which? and Ofcom, the conference will explore the issues surrounding ‘problem markets’, examining possible root causes as well as the potential for intervention to improve matters.
What is a problem market?IExperience to date: UK & EUILegal FrameworkICompetition & the demand sideIExperience to date: US & WorldwideISupply-side issues outside standard antitrust law IIdentifying problem marketsI Competition with divergent public policy concernsI
Stephen Davies CCP & School of Economics, UEA
Ashleye Gunn Which?
Amelia Fletcher CCP & Norwich Business School, UEA
Andrea Coscelli Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
Fabienne Ilzkovitz & Adriaan Dierx DG COMP, European Commission
Mike Walker Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
Ariel Ezrachi Faculty of Law, University of Oxford
Joe Farrell University of California, Berkeley, USA
Geoff Myers & Katie Curry Ofcom
Bill Kovacic George Washington University, USA & Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)