Competition Law & Economics Symposium for International Competition Officials, February 13-14, 2


Thursday, February 13, 2014

6:15 - 8:30 pm


Dinner, Le Méridien Arlington

Friday, February 14, 2014

7:30 - 8:25 am



8:25 - 8:30 am


Opening Remarks


James C. Cooper, Director, Research and Policy, Law & Economics Center and Lecturer in Law, George Mason University School of Law


Daniel D. Polsby, Dean and Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law


Randolph W. Tritell, Director, Office of International Affairs, Federal Trade Commission

8:30 - 10:00 am


Session 1: Law & Economics: Cooperation Between Lawyers and Economists at Competition Agencies


Session Leaders


The Honorable Julie S. BrillCommissioner Federal Trade Commission


Timothy J. MurisGeorge Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law 


Beatriz de Guindon Talavera, Deputy Director of Industry and Energy, Competition Division, National Markets and Competition Commission, Spain

10:15 - 11:45 am


Session 2: Competition Advocacy


Session Leaders


The Honorable Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission


Dan Sjöblom, Director General, Competition Authority, Sweden

12:00 - 1:00 pm



1:00 - 2:30 pm


Session 3: Procedural Fairness


Session Leaders


The Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg, Senior Circuit Judge, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law


John Pecman, Commissioner of Competition, Competition Bureau, Canada


Stephen Weissman, Deputy Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission

2:45 - 4:15 pm


Session 4: The Interplay Between Competition and Non-Competition Concerns in Policy Formation


Session Leaders


The Honorable Edith RamirezChairwoman, Federal Trade Commission


Malgorzata Krasnodębska-Tomkiel, President, Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, Poland

4:15 pm