Dr. Chipty Speaks on Multi-Sided Platforms at FTC Hearing

Dr. Chipty Speaks on Multi-Sided Platforms at FTC Hearing

Monday, October 15, 2018
3:15 to 5:00 pm

FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection
in the 21st Century

George Mason University, Arlington, VA

Dr. Chipty will discuss her views about market definition and market power in multi-sided platforms at the third session of the FTC’s hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. The session will focus on the potential for collusive, exclusionary, and predatory conduct in multi-sided, technology-based platform industries. She will describe circumstances in which a single-market approach to market definition and market power could be appropriate and the potential misuse of the concept of multi-sidedness.

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Dr. Chan Speaks on Minimum Advertised Price Polices

Friday, June 8, 2018
12:00 to 1:00 pm

ABA Teleconference

Dr. Chan will speak on a panel on minimum advertised price policies and other resale issues. The panelists will discuss their views on the legal and economic issues related to minimum advertised pricing policies, including legal risk, enforcement issues, and setting realistic outcomes. The panel will also discuss best practices and risks in establishing pricing and distribution policies.

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Drs. Chipty and Booth Speak on Market Definition

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Drs. Chipty and Booth have been invited by WilmerHale to give a presentation on the practice of market definition. They will cover topics such as the role of market definition in antitrust analysis, empirical strategies for defining relevant markets, and differences between merger and conduct cases.

Dr. Booth Chairs Session on Advertising and Price Dispersion on Platforms

Sunday, April 22, 2018
8:00 to 10:00 am

The 16th Annual IIOC

Hilton Indianapolis Hotel, Indianapolis, IN (Circle City 7, 7th floor)

Dr. Booth will chair a session on advertising and price dispersion on platforms at the 16th annual International Industrial Organization Conference. The session will feature three papers:

  • “Effects of an Advertising Tax in Two-sided Markets under Imperfect Competition” by C. Matthew Shi
  • “The Dynamics of Online Hotel Prices and the EU Booking.com Case” by Andrea Mantovani, Claudio Piga, and Carlo Reggiani
  • “Internet Use, Competition, and Geographical Rescoping in Yellow Pages Advertising” by Lesley Chiou and Marc Rysman

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