The 3rd annual Bergen Competition Policy Conference will take place April 27-28 2017. This year the conference will be held at the Norwegian School of Economics. A Call for Papers as well as information on keynotes and invited sessions will be circulated and posted at www.beccle.no early January 2017.
BECCLE and UiB’s PhD candidate Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui has been awarded the prestigious Scholar-In-Residence Program award by the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association.
On Friday 11th of November Ignacio was informed that he was chosen as one of the two recipients of the Scholar-In-Residence Program award for the period 2017. This grant is awarded by the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association to the two best applications submitted by a young non-US based scholar to carry out a research project in the field of Antitrust/Competition Law and/or Economics..
The award is a grant that Ignacio allows Ignacio to spend at least three months in Washington D.C. and to carry out a comparative study of the regulation concerning US Antitrust law. Ignacio’s research will be on issues in access to distribution networks in the electricity and natural gas sector and the essential facilities doctrine. This comparative research will be part of his postdoctoral project: “Regulating energy markets, a perspective from EEA/EU Competition and Public Procurement Law”, financed by Statoil.
BECCLE har gleden av å invitere til et seminar om matmarkedet og konkurransen i detaljistnivået, torsdag 10. November i Oslo.
Tid og dato: kl. 9.30 – 14.00, torsdag 10. november. Sted: Det juridiske fakultet, Institutt for privatrett, Universitetet i Oslo, Seminarrom: ‘Kjerka’ (inngang Domus Media, v/Kantinen), Karl Johans gate 47, 0162 Oslo
Tema for dette seminaret er konkurransen på detaljistnivå og hvordan dette håndteres i konkurransesaker. I matmarkedene, som i alle markeder, vil konkurransen generelt bestemmes av substitusjon på etterspørselssiden og kostnader, dvs. innkjøpsmarkedene. I Norge avgjøres nesten alle fusjonssaker ved at man ser på etterspørselssubstitusjon og kostnader i lokale markeder, beregner prispress, og avhjelper disse med lokale avhjelpende tiltak.
I dette seminaret vil vi belyse og diskutere denne angrepsmåten dersom konkurransen også kan ha nasjonale dimensjoner. Den nasjonale dimensjonen av konkurransen kan være at prisene i større eller mindre grad settes nasjonalt i stedet for lokalt, eller i form av at innkjøpsmarkedene er helt eller delvis nasjonale. I seminaret vil vi også prøve å belyse flere av mekanismene som påvirker innkjøpsmakt, og hvordan man skal forholde seg til disse mekanismene konkurranserettslig.
Til å belyse disse problemstillingene har vi samlet et lite knippe juridisk og økonomisk ekspertise i konkurranseøkonomi og konkurranserett fra UiO, UiB, NHH, RBB Economics, CREST og Konkurransetilsynet
BECCLE’s Malgorzata Agnieszka Cyndecka, postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Law, UoB, has received the news that she has been awarded the prestigious European State Aid Quarterly’s award for best PhD dissertation since 2012 within the field of state aid.
Malgorzata has very newly received the news that she was awarded the prestigious award. There were a reported large number of entrants in the competition, and six finalists were chosen among these. Malgorzata shares the first prize with Rita Szudoczky of Austria. All the entrants were required to write an article summarizing the findings in their PhD dissertation. These six articles from the finalists will all be published in the quarterly.
Malgorzata will receive her award at the annual Autumn Conference European State Aid Law 2016 in Copenhagen on 1 December.
Malgorzata’s doctoral dissertation from 2015 bears the title ‘The Applicability and Application of the Market Economy Investor Principle’, and has newly been published in a revised version by the publishing house Kluwer Law International.
BECCLE is proud to announce that BECCLE’s Simen Aardal Ulsaker, on thursday 1 September, defended his thesis, On vertical restraints: Essays in Industrial Organization, for the PhD degree at the Norwegian School of Economics.
The prescribed topic for the trial lecture was Resale Price Maintenance: Economic theories and legal treatment.
Ulsaker was a PhD Candidate at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), and is affiliated with BECCLE. He holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Bergen. Ulsaker will continue in a postdoc position at NHH.
Simens supervisors were Lars Sørgard, now Director General of the Norwegian Competition Authority, and Thibaud Vergé, Professor, ENSAE/CREST and BECCLE. The evaluation committee consisted of Hans Jarle Kind, Professor, Department of Economics, NHH, and BECCLE, Jeanine Miklos-Thal, Professor, University of Rochester, and Patrick Rey, Professor, University of Toulouse.