Competition Policy, Innovation and Procurement

December 16–17, 2015

Toulouse, France

Conference organized with Notre Dame Law

Due to new security rules, an identity card must have to be presented at the entrance for attending the conference.

Program of the conference

Wednesday, December 16

9:00 Opening Remarks 
  • Patrick Rey, Professor of Economics, Toulouse School of Economics.
  • Avishalom Tor, Professor of Law and Director, Notre Dame Program on Law and Market Behavior (ND LAMB), Notre Dame Law School.
  • Simone Sepe, Professor of Law and Finance, IAST - Fondation Jean-Jacques Laffont –TSE, Program Director in Law and University of Arizona. 
9:15  Session I
  • Christopher Sprigman (Professor of Law, NYU Law School) and Mark McKenna (Professor of Law and Notre Dame Presidential Fellow): "What’s In, and What’s Out: How IP’s Boundary Rules Shape Innovation"
  • Lisa Larrimore Ouellette (Assistant Professor of Law, Stanford Law School): "Knowledge Goods and Nation-States"
11:15  Session II
  • Stephen Yelderman (Associate Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School): "Coordination-Focused Patent Policy" [abstract] [full text]
  • Derek Bambauer (Professor of Law, University of Arizona) and Simone Sepe: "The Governance of Secrets"
14:00  Session III
  • Einer R. Elhauge (Harvard Law School, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Law): "Resolving Reverse-Payment Settlements with the Smoking Gun of Stock Price Movements"
  • Jan Bouckaert (Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Antwerp) and Geert Van Moer, (Flanders Research Foundation, Department of Economics, University of Antwerp): "Mergers and Collusion with Horizontal Subcontracting" [paper1] [paper2]
16:30  Session III
  • William E. Kovacic (Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy, George Washington University Law School): "Competition and Innovation in Public Procurement: Toward an Integrated Trans-Atlantic Market"

Thursday, December 17

9:00 Keynote Address: Jean Tirole
10:30 Session IV
  • Anu Bradford (Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization, Columbia Law School) and Sharyn O'Halloran (George Blumenthal Professor of Political Economy and Professor of International and Public Affairs): "Does Antitrust Policy Promote Innovation, Market Performance and Competitiveness?"
  • Yeon-Koo Che (Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Columbia University), Elisabetta Iossa (Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Finance, University of Rome Tor Vergata), and Patrick Rey (Professor of Economics, Toulouse School of Economics): "Prizes versus Contracts as Incentives for Innovation"
14:00   Keynote Address: Joaquim Nunes de Almeida, Director "Public Procurement" in DG Market, European Commission.
15:30 Session V
  • Lucien Rapp (Professor of Law, University of Toulouse - Capitole): "Unlock the Power of the Purse : Public Procurement as a Driver of Innovation in SMEs"
  • Grégory Kalflèche (Professor of Law, University of Toulouse - Capitole): "Public Procurement Law and Innovation"
16:45 Roundtable: Patrick Rey (Chairman), Paul Seabright, Jacques Crémer and conference participants.

Program [in pdf file]

This event has been funded by a French government subsidy managed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche under the framework of the investissements d'avenir programme reference ANR-11-LABX-0052.


Competition Policy, Innovation and Procurement, Toulouse, France, December 16–17, 2015.