Eleventh MaCCI Annual Conference

This year’s MaCCI Annual Conference took place on 23 and 24 March. The two conference days were filled with nearly 80 presentations in contributed sessions.

More than 120 researchers attended in person and about 70 participants joined virtually. The conference covered the broad spectrum of topics in modern competition law and economics including the law and economics of digital platforms, consumer information, vertical integration, and innovation policy. Frédéric Jenny (OECD and ESSEC Business School) gave the first keynote speech on current challenges of competition law and policy in digital markets. The keynote was followed by a plenary panel discussion on “The DMA – A Critical Appraisal” with Inge Graef (Tilburg University), Silke Hossenfelder (German Federal Cartel Office), and Simonetta Vezzoso (University of Trento). In the second keynote, John Asker (UCLA) provided insights from a joint study with his co-authors Allan Collard-Wexler (Duke University) and Jan De Loecker (KU Leuven) on the deadweight loss of the OPEC cartel.

Videos of the panel and the keynote by John Asker will be available soon on the MaCCI Youtube channel.