Economics of collusion discussed at ERSA workshop

Posted by Johan Fourie on 2015-09-29

Prof Willem Boshoff organized an ERSA-sponsored workshop on industrial organization on 7 and 8 September in Constantia. The keynote speaker was Prof Joseph Harrington from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The focus of the workshop was on the economics of collusion. The fourth organized since 2013, the IO workshop attracted various scholars from across Europe and the US in addition to local academics. This photo shows some of the participants. In the back row is Sanderson Abel (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University), Ulrich Laitenberger (ZEW, Mannheim), Thomas Youle (Dartmouth), Phakama Senzangakhona (Walter Sisulu University), Joe Harrington, Corné van Walbeek (UCT), Johannes Paha (Giesen), Stefan Frübing (ZEW, Mannheim), Iwan Bos (Maastricht), Willem Boshoff and Tapera Muzata (Stellenbosch, PhD candidate). In the front row are Karabo Motaung (South African Competition Commission), Andrea Günster (ETH Zurich) and Sunel Grimbeek (South African Competition Commission).

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