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Which competition policy for regulated industries?
Governance and sector-specific perspectives
5 - 6 September 2008

Conference Papers / Slides

DAY ONE
Roundtable 1:
Setting the stage: An optimal competition policy for network industries: issues for small and developing economies

Chairman: Ismail Hakki Karakelle (Member of the Board, Turkish Competition Authority)
Speakers:
The New Economics of Network Industries with Applications to Competition Policy
Prof. David Evans (LECG, UCL)
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Setting the Stage: Regulatory Challenges for Small Market Economies in Network Industries
Prof. Michal Gal (University of Haifa, NYU)
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Regulation and Competition Policy: Issues and Challenges in Developing Countries
Dr. Ioannis Kessides (World Bank)
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Discussants:
Dr. Ioannis Kokkoris (Office of Fair Trading, IMEDIPA)
 
Network Access: Which Competition Policy for Regulated Industries
Dr. Pinar Bagci (Case Associates
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Roundtable 2:
Regulatory design: the evolution of the institutional framework and regulatory techniques: implications for competition policy

Chairman: Prof. Osman Sevaioglu (Middle East Technical University)
Speakers:
The Evolution of Regulatory Frameworks & Techniques
Dr. Ioannis Lianos (UCL, IMEDIPA) & Javier Tapia (UCL, OFGEM)
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Regulatory design and evolution
Prof. Stephen Littlechild (Judge Business School, Cambridge)
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Regulatory design: the evolution of the institutional framework and regulatory techniques
Prof. Alexandre de Streel (University of Namur)
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Discussant:
Halil Baha Karabudak (Advisor to the Chairman, Turkish Competition Authority)
 
Roundtable 3:
The interaction between regulation and competition law in regulated industries

Chairman: Prof. Valentine Korah (UCL)
Speakers:  
The interaction between regulation and competition law in network industries (with particular emphasis on energy and telecom markets)
Kris Dekeyser (Director, EU Commission)
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The Emergence of Regulatory Antitrust?
Diana Guy (Deputy Chairman, Competition Commission, UK)
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Regulatory reform and competition: How to push the agenda forward
Alberto Heimler (Director, Italian Competition Authority)
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Interaction between Regulation and Competition Law in Regulated Industries A French Perspective
Prof. Laurence Idot (Univ. Paris II Pantheon-Assas, Institute of Competition Law)
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Discussants:  
Alden Abbott (Associate Director, Federal Trade Commission, US)
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Roundtable 4:
Anticompetitive state intervention: the evolution of standards and remedies

Chairman: Prof. Laurence Idot (Univ. Paris II Pantheon-Assas, Institute of Competition Law)
Speakers:
Regulatory Impact Analysis And Competition Assessment: A Crucial Tool To Deal With Anticompetitive State Intervention
Yasar Tekdemir (Expert,Turkish Competition Authority)
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Two richly entwined European plants: state action and private coordination
Ian Forrester (White & Case)
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Telmex: a little (competition) learning is a dang’rous thing
Dr. Philip Marsden (BIICL, OFT)
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Discussants:
Golden Shares: Lawful implementation of special rights in favor of the state or an anticompetitive means of maintaining control over privatized companies?
Manolis Kasotakis (Lampadarios Law Offices)
 
Regulatory remedies imposed by a Competition authority
Ioannis Biblis (Shell)
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DAY TWO
Workshop 1:
Competition policy issues in the media and telecom sector
Chairman: Alden Abbott (Associate Director, Federal Trade Commission, US)
Speakers:
Margin Squeezes in Telecoms
Dr Cento Veljanovski (Case Economics)
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Competition policy issues in the media and telecom sector Matthijs Visser (RBB Economics) ** speaker change Download profile
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Price Squeezes: LinkLine V Pacific Bell
Alden Abbott (Associate Director, Federal Trade Commission, US)
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Discussants:
Bostjan Makarovic (Head of Telecommunications Division, APEK, Slovenian Electronic Communications Regulatory Authority)
 
Tying & Bundling in Telecom Sector in Slovenia
Andrej Fatur (Kings College London)
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Competition Policy Issues in the media & telecoms sector
Ioannis Dryllerakis (Dryllerakis & Associates)
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Workshop 2:
Competition policy issues in the financial services sector

Chairman: Vassela Antonov (Bulgarian Competition Authority)
Speakers:
Regulation of the interchange fees in credit card systems
Judge Frederic Jenny (OECD, Cour de Cassation, OFT)
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Dr. Ridvan Cabukel (Vice-President, Savings Deposit Insurance Fund - TMSF)  
Competition policy issues in the financial services sector in Turkey
Gonenc Gurkaynak (ELIG)
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Discussant:
Competition Law, Regulation and the interchange fee: Turkish Experience
Dr. Oguzkan Guzel (Guner Hukuk Burosu)
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Workshop 3:
Competition policy issues in the energy sector

Chairman: Dr. Michael Thomadakis (Vice-Chairman, Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy)
Speakers:
Dr. Jorge Padilla (LECG)
 
Competition policy issues in the energy sector
Dr. Claes Bengtsson (European Commission, DG Competition)
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Competition Through Regulation: The case of Turkey
Dr. Fuat Oguz (Baskent University)
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Discussants:
Competition policy issues in the energy sector: the case of Greece
Dr. Xenofon Paparrigopoulos (PI Partners)
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Dr. Alan Riley (City University, London)  
Restructuring in the Turkish electricity industry: Competition policy and market design
Dr. Izak Atiyas (Sabanci University)
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Workshop 4:
Competition policy issues in the post and transport sectors

Chairman: Judge Frederic Jenny (OECD, Cour de Cassation, OFT)
Speakers:
Competition Law and Transport Markets
Prof. John Kallaugher (Latham & Watkins, UCL)
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Self-assessment vs Block exemption: The new competition regime for shipping trades
Dr. Nikolaos Farantouris (University of Piraeus)
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Postal services and the postal market: Towards full market opening
Dr. George Katapodis (Izmir University)
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Discussants:
Railway Liberalisation in Europe and Privatisation in Germany
Dr. Florian Wagner Von Papp (UCL)
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Dr. Pinar Artiran (Istanbul Bilgi University)