Competition Workshop: 'Using behavioural economics in competition policy and regulation'

On June 13th the Ministry of Economic Affairs, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis and TILEC (Tilburg University) organise a Competition Workshop on “Using behavioural economics in competition policy and regulation”.

June 13, 2013
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bezuidenhoutseweg 73, Room 42 “Zijlstrazaal”, The Hague

Date/time: June 13, 2013 (Thursday), 13.30-17.00
Location: Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bezuidenhoutseweg 73, Vergaderzaal 42 “Zijlstrazaal”, The Hague

The behavior of consumers partly determines the intensity of competition between firms. For example, the responses of consumers to price changes can be sluggish and consumers sometimes ignore contractual provisions. This workshop intends to take stock of the insights from behavioural economics and to stimulate discussion on their implications for the instruments used within the context of competition policy. The starting point for the workshop will be a recent report by Oxera on behavioural economics in the context of competition policy, which has been commissioned by the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM).

We cordially invite you to participate in the workshop. If you would like to attend, please send an e-mail with your name and affiliation to Ali Aouragh ( Please, do not hesitate to forward this invitation to your colleagues. Please note that this workshop takes place in the (new) main building of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. You need to take your ID with you in order to enter the building. To remove your name from our mailing list, please, send an e-mail to with the subject "Unsubscribe".

Eric van Damme (CentER and TILEC, Tilburg University)
Frederik van Doorn (Ministry of Economic Affairs, Competition and Consumer Policy Department)
Ali Aouragh, Paul de Bijl, Bas Straathof (CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, Dept. Markets and Regulation)

Bekijk ook de webpagina 'ACM publiceert onderzoek naar gedragseconomie en mededingingstoezicht' (Oxera).