A Conference on
Grocery Store Antitrust: Historical Retrospective & Current Developments
Sponsored by the Bureau of Economics
Federal Trade Commission
FTC Conference Center
601 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, DC 2001
May 24, 2007
This one-day conference looked at antitrust analysis of the grocery industry including both historical analysis and analysis of current methods. The roundtable included both paper presentations and panel sessions. The paper presentations included recent academic work related to competition in the grocery store industry. The panels included discussions from various people including academics, antitrust professionals and industry professionals.
Topics included historical review of the Commission’s actions in this industry, current economic analysis of grocery and retail competition, and recent work on new methods for analyzing grocery and retail competition.
Participants included David Bell (UPenn Wharton), Arie Beresteanu (Duke), Tim Brennan (UMBC), Dennis Carlton (DOJ), Adam Copeland (BEA), Benoit Durand (UK Competition Authority), Paul Ellickson (Duke), Jim Fishkin (Dechert), Tom Holmes (Minnesota), David Scheffman (LECG), Jon Seaton (Loughborogh University), Catherine Tucker (MIT Sloan), Raphael Thomadsen (UCLA), and economists from the FTC. FTC Bureau of Economics Director at the time of the conference, Michael Salinger, gave the introductory remarks, "Can Antitrust be Forward Looking?" and FTC Commissioner William Kovacic gave the keynote lunch-time address.
8:30 AM - Registration & Coffee
9AM - 5PM Conference
Click here for the full conference agenda.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
|Christopher P. Adams||Marissa J. Crawford|
|(202) 326-2592||(202) 326-3293|