10/20: NEC/SGE w/Joseph Farrell, Federal Trade Commission

  • 20 Oct 2011
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Chinatown Garden, 618 H St NW Washington DC


  • Members of SGE, NABE and certain other groups
  • This category of registration is for our larger institutional members only for registration. Regular members of NEC please use the MEMBER category to register.
  • Current Students with ID at the door
  • Registrant is a current member of the NEC.

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Joseph Farrell

Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission

"FTC Protecting Competition and Consumers:  Economics of Loyalty Pricing and Debt Collection"

The Federal Trade Commission deals with two branches of law enforcement: competition and consumer policy. The talk will reflect the work that the FTC does in those areas. In certain cases, the FTC is suspicious of dominant firms offering price discounts in return for a customer’s willingness to limit dealings with the dominant firm’s rivals. Other times, the FTC gets involved with the  economics of debt collection, which is essential to capital markets but apt to be taken too far, and with some of the things that policy does about that problem. 

Note:  Registration is open through Wednesday, 10-19-11.  Anyone desiring to attend after this date will just walk in at the door, but cannot be guaranteed the lunch will be available.  (Please wait to check in until all prepaid or reserved people have checked in for seating) 

Press:  Please email :info@national-economists.org with your attendance status and the date of attendance. It will be assumed that lunch is NOT requested.   If lunch is requested, please contact me in advance, prior to the date of the event, for registration and payment instructions.
Credit Card payment is non refundable but you may substitute someone in your place for attendance.