The Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics has announced the agenda and panelists for its Economic Conference on Marketing and Consumer Protection in Washington, D.C., on September 16, co-sponsored by the INFORMS Society of Marketing Science.

Ginger Jin, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics, will give opening remarks at the event, which will help marketing scholars learn about the FTC’s consumer protection work, promote potentially high-impact research in consumer protection and regulation, and introduce FTC economists to some of the cutting-edge research being conducted by marketing scholars.

The goal of the conference is to promote an intellectual dialogue between marketing scholars and FTC economists. Specifically, the conference will serve as a vehicle for marketing scholars to learn about the FTC’s practice in consumer protection, promoting potentially high-impact research in the area of consumer protection and regulation, and introducing FTC economists to some of the cutting-edge research being conducted by marketing scholars.

The scientific committee for this conference consists of:

  • K. Sudhir, Editor-in-Chief, Marketing Science and Professor of Marketing, Yale School of Management;
  • Avi Goldfarb, Senior Editor, Marketing Science and Professor of Marketing, University of Toronto;
  • Ganesh Iyer, Senior Editor, Marketing Science and Professor of Marketing, University of California, Berkeley;
  • Ginger Jin, Director, Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Economics and Professor of Economics, University of Maryland; and
  • Andrew Stivers, Deputy Director, Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Economics.

The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the FTC 5th Floor Conference Room at Constitution Center, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, D.C. Pre-registration for the conference is necessary. To pre-register, send your name, affiliation, to marketingconf@ftc.gov.

The agenda, and other detailed information about the conference, can be found on the event webpage.

 

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