Mannheim Competition Policy Forum (MCPF)

The last couple of years have seen a remarkable increase in the application of economic insights to competition problems. In order to further promote and refine this development, practitioners need to understand how microeconomics can help to shed light on particular aspects of competition problems. At the same time, academics benefit from a better understanding of real-world challenges and institutional details.

The forum aims at providing a platform for the discussion of recent cases, general competition policy issues, and relevant academic research in the field. Renowned practitioners and academics will be invited to present their views on cases and general policy questions, followed by a discussion of the economic implications with the audience.

Starting from the autumn semester 2017, the MCPF is an official part of two master's programmes at the University of Mannheim. Participation is compulsory for economics students in the competition and regulation track and for law students in the master on competition and regulation law.

Dates

The series typically takes place on about six Thursdays during term. Presentations start at 5.15 p.m. and last for up to one hour including questions. Afterwards, most participants stay for further informal discussions. Presenters, dates, locations and topics are provided in the schedule below.

Upcoming Events

08.12.2022

Merger Control in Digital Markets: The Meta/Kustomer Case

Speaker: Sandro Gleave (German Federal Cartel Office)

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Past Events

24.11.2022

Legal and Liability Standards for Developing Countries

Speaker: James Hodge (Chief Economist, Chair of the Online Platforms Market Inquiry and Acting Deputy Commissioner, Competition Commission of South Africa)

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10.11.2022

EU Competition Policy and the Assessment of Remedies

Speaker: Pablo Ibañez Colomo (London School of Economics)

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03.11.2022

FRAND Gatekeepers

Speaker: Jorge Padilla (Compass Lexecon, Chicago, USA)

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13.10.2022

Competitive Assessment of Loyalty Rebates

Speaker: Aleksandra Boutin (Partner, Positive Competition, Brussels)

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22.09.2022

Digital Developments in the UK

Speaker: Dr. Jenny Haydock (Competition and Markets Authority United Kingdom)

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28.04.2022

European Data Act

Speaker: Susanne Ding (German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport)

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07.04.2022

Universal Service Under The New Telecommunications Act

Speaker: Cara Schwarz-Schilling (Wissenschaftliches Institut für Infrastruktur und Kommunikationsdienste (WIK))

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24.03.2022

The Digital Sector: Challenges for Competition Law and Policy

Speaker: Frédéric Jenny (OECD and ESSEC Business School, Paris, France)

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10.03.2022

Interoperability and IOT

Speaker: René Arnold (Vice President Public Affairs Strategy, Huawei Technologies, Shenzhen, China)

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