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Monday’s Concurrences conference at the national Parliament in Paris was great, just great. With this event and the ongoing OECD gathering, Paris this week was clearly the world’s antitrust law capital. I was particularly impressed by the speeches of J. Padilla (on behavioral economics) and B. Kovacic (on the assessment of agencies’ performance).

I wish to congratulate here Nicolas Charbit, Prof. Laurence Idot and Frederic Jenny who have made a great job organizing this event. I never went to Fordham’s Annual antitrust gathering, but from what I hear, the Concurrences event – which will take place on a yearly basis – is likely to be a strong contender in the coming years.

On a related issue: straight after J. Almunia’s first speech as the new Commissioner for competition, James Kanter from the International Herald Tribune asked me what my impressions were. See here for more.

I have been away for a few days. Regular posting activity on this blog will resume early next week.

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Written by Nicolas Petit

19 February 2010 at 11:31 am