8th National Conference on Economics of Competition Law
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is holding its 8th annual National Conference on Economics of Competition Law. This conference has been organized by CCI since 2016. The conference aims to stimulate research and debate on contemporary issues in the field of competition law economics, particularly in the Indian context. It also seeks to create a critical mass of antitrust economists by bringing together scholars, practitioners, academicians, and experts on a single platform.
Plenary Session: “Competition Law Enforcement in Digital Markets”
This year’s conference will have a plenary session on “Competition Law Enforcement in Digital Markets.” Digital markets have become increasingly important in the Indian economy, and competition law enforcement in these markets has become a major concern for CCI. The session aims to discuss the challenges and opportunities in enforcing competition law in digital markets. It will also provide an opportunity for stakeholders to exchange views on how to ensure effective competition in digital markets.
Technical Session I: “Cartels and Collusive Practices”
The first technical session of the conference will focus on “Cartels and Collusive Practices.” Cartels and collusive practices are a major concern for competition authorities around the world. The session will discuss the latest trends and developments in cartel enforcement, the challenges faced by competition authorities in detecting and prosecuting cartels, and the effectiveness of leniency programs in encouraging cartel members to come forward and provide evidence. The session will also discuss the role of competition law in promoting innovation and consumer welfare.
Technical Session II: “Abuse of Dominance”
The second technical session of the conference will focus on “Abuse of Dominance.” Dominant firms have a special responsibility under competition law to ensure that their conduct does not harm competition. The session will discuss the latest trends and developments in abuse of dominance cases, the challenges faced by competition authorities in identifying and addressing abuses of dominance, and the effectiveness of remedies in restoring competition. The session will also discuss the role of competition law in promoting innovation and consumer welfare.