CfP: 9th National Conference on Economics of Competition Law by Competition Commission of India [New Delhi; March 1, 2024]: Submit by August 1.

CfP: 9th National Conference on Economics of Competition Law by Competition Commission of India [New Delhi; March 1, 2024]: Submit by August 1.

About Competition Commission of India

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is the chief national competition regulator in India. It is a statutory body within the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and is responsible for enforcing the Competition Act, of 2002 to promote competition and prevent activities that have an appreciable adverse effect on competition in India.

About the Conference

This conference aims to:

  • Stimulate research and debate on contemporary issues in the field of
    economics of competition law
  • Develop a better understanding of competition issues relevant to the Indian
  • Draw inferences for implementation of competition law in India

Who should participate?

The conference targets economists including scholars, practitioners and competition agency officials with a keen interest in the economics of competition law and policy. Co-authored papers are allowed. However, one of the authors should be an Indian citizen having expertise/ specialization in Economics.


The Conference is expected to cover a wide range of related themes. However, papers on the following themes are encouraged:

  • Market definition, measuring market power and abuse of dominance.
    • Issues like empirical methods of defining markets, measuring market power, and assessment of exclusionary unilateral conduct etc. may be covered among others.
  • Vertical restraints and competition
    • Vertical restraints can have many pro-competitive as well as anticompetitive effects. Papers may explore areas such as resale price maintenance, assignment of exclusive territories or exclusive dealing, tying and bundling and circumstances under which these restrictions have anticompetitive effects.
  • Horizontal Agreements and cartelization
    • Prohibition of collusive conduct of firms is a key component of competition law. Papers may explore issues such as the economics of collusion, information exchange, price signalling, facilitating factors for cartels, detecting and discouraging cartels etc.
  • Economics of platform markets and challenges for antitrust enforcement
    • New digital products and business models as well as the special characteristics of digital markets have created new challenges for enforcement and competition policy. Papers may explore new tools and techniques that the discipline of economics offers for assessing competition issues in platform markets.
  • Intellectual Property Rights and competition law
    • Competition law will be concerned not with the legitimate exercise of an IP right, but with efforts of the holders of this right to expand the scope, either to new products or beyond a certain time or by conditioning access to the right on restrictions. Papers may explore areas of recent concern in the IP competition law interface.
  • Price and Non-price Effects of Mergers
    • Economic analysis is playing an increasingly important role in merger reviews. Papers may focus on recent developments in estimating the effects of mergers (merger simulation, diversion ratios, pricing pressure indices, etc.), innovation effects and welfare effects of mergers including vertical or conglomerate mergers, issues in the use of appropriate remedies, that is, adoption of
      structural and/or behavioural remedies.
  • Any other issues related to competition policy and law

Submission Guidelines

A 1000-word abstract of the paper including research questions, methodology and expected results along with a one-page curriculum vitae and contact details should be submitted initially.

Authors of selected abstracts will then be invited to submit full original papers of not more than 6000 words.

How to Submit?

Abstract along with CV may be sent to [email protected].
The CV of the Author and Co-author should necessarily include citizenship, educational qualification with the passing year, work experience and publication in the area of economics, if any.

Important Dates

  • Last date of submission of abstracts: August 1, 2023
  • Review, Selection and intimation to authors: October 3, 2023
  • Last date for submission of full papers: December 1, 2023
  • Review and Finalization of papers: February 1, 2024
  • Conference date: March 1, 2024


New Delhi, India

Contact Information

Requests for further information or any other queries may also be sent to [email protected].

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