SEMINARS 2019-04-06T17:23:59+02:00

The CCLE hosts weekly brownbag lunch (BBL) seminar meetings, where researchers in competition law and economics present new work.

Upcoming Seminars


27feb1:00 pm2:00 pmThe economics of buyer power in South African competition policyEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Prof Willem Boshoff (Co-Director: CCLE)

Past Seminars for 2019

30sep12:00 pm1:00 pmUnscrambling the egg (or: ex-post review): challenges when revoking a merger decision with future welfare effectsEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Prof Willem Boshoff (Co-director CCLE)

05sep1:00 pm2:00 pmPotential competition - a discussion between an economist and lawyerEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Helen Kean (FTI Consulting) and Prof Sutherland (Co-director CCLE)

15aug1:00 pm2:00 pmEconomics of merger control after the amendments to the Competition ActEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Prof Willem Boshoff (Co-director CCLE)

02may1:00 pm2:00 pmPrivate enforcement of competition law in SA: flaws and strengthsEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Prof Philip Sutherland (Co-director CCLE)

18apr1:00 pm2:00 pmPrivate enforcement of EU Competition Law after Directive 2014/104/EUEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Prof Thomas M.J. Möllers

14mar1:00 pm2:00 pmLeniency policy in Hub and Spoke cartelsEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Rodrigo Londono (University Saint-Louis Brussels)

07mar1:00 pm2:00 pmTesting the impossible: identifying exclusion restrictionsEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Prof Jan Kiviet (Professor of Econometrics, Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam)

28feb1:00 pm2:00 pmWhen Competition Policy, Industrial Policy and Politics meet: the Alstom-Siemens case and some South African perspectiveEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Prof Philip Sutherland and Thomas Fagart (CCLE)

14feb1:00 pm2:00 pmCan competition regime effectiveness be measured? – A multidimensional descriptive analysisEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Roan Minnie

07feb1:00 pm2:00 pmKnow your roots: The effects of non-stationarity on overchargeEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Rossouw van Jaarsveld

Past Seminars for 2018

25oct1:00 pm2:00 pmLocal interactions and long-run stability in evolutionary modelsEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Daniel Opolot

18oct1:00 pm2:00 pmThe characteristics of cartels and cartel prosecution in South Africa: a twenty-year reviewEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Wawa Nkosi

11oct1:00 pm2:00 pmRevisiting empirical methods for assessing competitionEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Prince Changole

04oct1:00 pm2:00 pmLong-run damages in cartelsEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Thomas Fagart

27sep1:00 pm2:00 pmBenefits from competition in a high-inequality economy: The case of mobile telephony in South AfricaEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Ryan Hawthorne

20sep1:00 pm2:00 pmThe Impact of Spinoffs on their Parent FirmsEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Suraj Shekhar

23aug1:00 pm2:00 pmKnow your significance: The effects of non-stationarity in overcharge estimationsEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Rossouw van Jaarsveld

16aug1:00 pm2:00 pmEstimating Consumer Inertia in Repeated Choices of SmartphonesEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Lukasz Grzybowski

18jul1:00 pm2:00 pmExcessive pricingEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Philip De Jager

24may1:00 pm2:00 pmAntitrust in a time of populismEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Philip Sutherland

17may1:00 pm2:00 pmPredicting European merger control decisionsEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Rossouw van Jaarsveld

10may1:00 pm2:00 pmCollusion, Capacity Choice and Damage EstimationEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Thomas Fagart (Post-doc Stellenbosch )

12apr1:00 pm2:00 pmThe 2018 Timrite/Tufbag merger: a discussion of the concurrent evidence process, and the economics of the caseEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Helen Kean (Econex)

08feb1:00 pm2:00 pmThe Interaction between Trade and Competition Policy: The Namibian Abattoir Export MarketEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Prince Changole

Past Seminars for 2017

05oct12:00 pm1:00 pmCollusion in Capacity under Irreversible InvestmentEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Thomas Fagart

28sep12:00 pm1:00 pmThe extent of concentration in South Africa’s product marketsEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Prof Liberty Mncube (Honorary Professor, Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University and Chief Economist, South African Competition Commission)

21sep12:00 pm1:00 pmPrelimiminary Findings on Mergers in South Africa: Some Stylized FactsEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Rossouw Van Jaarsveld (Stell)

24aug12:00 pm1:00 pmBundling, Consumer Churn and Market Share of Entrants: Evidence from Broadband Internet IndustryEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Lukasz Grzybowski (UCT)

17aug12:00 pm1:00 pmTwo-sided marketsEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Helanya Fourie (Econex)

10aug12:00 pm1:00 pmExcessive Pricing cases in South AfricaEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Willem van Lill (Econex)

03aug12:00 pm1:00 pmThe law and economics of list price collusionEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Willem Boshoff (Stell/Econex)

27jul12:00 pm1:00 pmSignalling, Reputation and SpinoffsEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Suraj Shekhar (UCT)

20jul12:00 pm1:00 pmAdvances in quantitative techniques for identifying and predicting effects of anti-competitive behaviourEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Rossouw Van Jaarsveld (Stell)

04may12:00 pm1:00 pmThe Competition Economics of 'Big Data': Threats and Opportunities for Anti-Cartel PolicyEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Rossouw Van Jaarsveld (Stell)

06apr12:00 am1:00 pmVarious dissertation conceptsEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Ben & Prince Changole

30mar12:00 pm1:00 pmVarious dissertation conceptsEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Sechaba Mokobane, Elzaan Smit, Roan Minnie, Lex Heiberg

23mar12:00 pm1:00 pmPartial cross ownership and collusionEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Johannes Paha (Giessen)

16mar12:00 pm1:00 pmImpact of competition enforcement in the cement industry in South AfricaEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Albertus van Niekerk

02mar12:00 pm1:00 pmUncertainty and overcharge estimation in a Multi-Product CartelEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Tapera Muzata(Stell)

23feb12:00 pm1:00 pmWhat's in a Name? Reputation and Monitoring in the Audit MarketEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Suraj Shekhar (UCT)

16feb12:00 pm1:00 pmFibre penetration: the effect of competing broadband networksEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Helanya Fourie (Econex)

02feb12:00 pm1:00 pmAnalysing Cartel Episodes: A Markov Switching ApplicationEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Rossouw Van Jaarsveld (Stell)

09jan12:00 pm1:00 pmThe impact of online sales on consumers and firmsEvent Type :Seminar Speaker: Lukasz Grzybowski (UCT)