The Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics (ACLE) at the University of Amsterdam organizes its second annual Competition & Regulation meeting. The topic of the workshop is:
March 17, 2006
University of Amsterdam, Law Faculty
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
John M. Connor (Purdue University)
Franklin M. Fisher (MIT)
Andrew I. Gavil (Howard University School of Law)
Julian M. Joshua (Howrey LLP)
International scholars and practitioners in the field of economics, competition law and competition policy are invited to submit their work (in progress) on the workshop topic to be considered for inclusion in the contributed paper sessions. Although we encourage submission of all related work, please appreciate the specific topic of this workshop. In particular, we seek original contributions by scholars in law and/or economics on the specialized subtopics: detection, the use of market data to screen industries and target markets for close inspection, specific methods of investigation in relation to complex discoverability laws, the role of economic expert witnesses in arguing a breach of competition law, economic evidence in relation to standards of proof in competition law cases, and econometric techniques to determine the effects (including damages) of anticompetitive conduct.
The deadline for submission is February 1, 2006. Decisions on acceptance into the workshop program will be communicated by the end of February 2006. Decisions on the special issue of the JCLE are independent and will be taken at a later date.
To register for the workshop, please complete the registration form below and return it by email to ACLE@uva.nl.
The fee for the workshop is euro 75 for full-time academics and euro 200 for practitioners. Payment details are given on the registration form. Alternatively, we can invoice you.
A limited number of reduced fees is available for selected young scholars (PhD candidates and post-docs). To be considered for a fee waiver please motivate your position by separate e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no fee for presenters of contributed papers.
The registration fee includes conference participation, luncheon, refreshments and closing drinks.
Please note that there is a limited number of places available, so early registration is advised.
From Schiphol Airport you can take the train to the city centre of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Centraal Station). For most of the day, trains run from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Central Station every 10 minutes.
To get to the Faculty of Law from Amsterdam’s Central Station, you can use tramlines 4, 9, 16, 24, or 25. Get out at the second stop (Spui). The street you are on now is the Rokin. Take a left and cross the bridge to enter the alley Langebrugsteeg. Follow it through to Grimburgwal. At the end of Grimburgwal, take a left onto the canal named Oudezijds Achterburgwal. Immediately on your right hand side is the gate to the Oudemanhuispoort. Go through the gate and go halfway down the passage. On your left hand side, you will find the courtyard with the main entrance to the Faculty of Law.
We do not advise you to bring your car into Amsterdam’s city center. However, if you do wish to come by car, the Waterloo Square parking lot is closest to the Conference Venue.
Below you will find a map with the location of the workshop venue (number 7).
By taxi from Schiphol Airport, the trip to the workshop location will cost you approximately €50 and will take about half an hour.
Participants are to arrange their own lodging. The following is a selection of hotels in de vicinity of the conference venues.
The Journal of Competition Law & Economics (Oxford University Press) has reserved the topic of the workshop, Forensic Economics in Competition Law Enforcement, for a special journal issue. The issue will include the best efforts of the workshop. The normal international academic refereeing process will apply.
For more information on the JCLE, please click below.
The organizing committee consists of: Iwan Bos, Norman Bremer, Kati Cseres, Ine Raangs, Maarten Pieter Schinkel (chair), Floris Vogelaar and Irene Wamelink.
For further inquiries contact the ACLE Office at +31 (0)20 525 4162 or the e-mail address below.