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The International Seminar “Competition Law and Economic Development: A Universal Solution?” will disseminate academic research and Competition Agencies experience linking Competition Law with the characteristics of developing countries. In addition, it will gather real-world inputs from participants’ contributions addressed to draft competition policies that propels economic growth and social development processes.

Dates: November 21st and 22nd, 2017
Where: Sheraton Presidente Hotel, San Salvador, El Salvador
Deadline to apply: October 30th, 2017

This event will feature discussions from renowned experts on the matter. Moreover, Round tables will take place to foster a discussion about the very particular challenges faced by developing countries when drawing guidelines for a Competition Policy that considers our own reality as developing nations.

There will be simultaneous Spanish-English interpretation.




Lectures

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

“General Characteristics of Developing Economies and their Implications for Competition Law”

Michal S. Gal
(via Skype)

“Competition Policy for Regulated Industries in Developing Countries”

Russell Pittman

“The Impact of Informal Economy on Competition Dynamics in Developing Countries”
Mor Bakhoum

“Barriers to Entry and Competition Law in Latin America: Why does Economic Development Matter?”

Francisco Béneke


Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

“Adapting Competition Law to Brazilian Context and its Contribution to BRICS Discussions”

João Paulo de Resende

“Beyond Economic Goals in the Application of Competition Law: South Africa’s Experience”

Liberty Mncube

“Enforcement of Competition Law in Kenya, A Contrasting Approach”

Raphael Mburu

“Drafting Competition Law in Developing Countries: What have We Learned?”

Eleanor Fox
(via Skype)




Lecturers

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Michal Gal
Researcher on Competition Law for developing countries, Director of the Law and MBA Program at the Faculty of Law, Haifa University, Israel and Author of the book “Competition Policy for Small Market Economies” and main author and co-editor of “The Law and Economics of Israeli Competition Law”.
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Russell Pittman
Director of Economic Research and Director of International Technical Assistance in the Economic Analysis Group, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, and consultant for developing countries, such as Russia, Romania and Indonesia, on Competition Law Enforcement.
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Mor Bakhoum
Senior Research Fellow on Intellectual Property and Competition Law at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Germany, Author of the book “Competition, Africa and the World: Development and Competition in Sub-Saharan Africa: Roots up, Top Down - Context, Community, and Intermediation in a Globalized World”.
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Francisco Béneke
Junior Research Fellow on Intellectual Property and Competition Law at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Germany, Co-author of “Market Regulation and Competition Policy – Towards a Dynamic Economy in the Benefit of Consumers”, UC Berkeley: Berkeley Program in Law and Economics.
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João Paulo de Resende
Commissioner at Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (CADE), Brazil’s Competition Agency, Ph.D. candidate for the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Master of Economics for the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
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Liberty Mncube
Chief Economist at the Competition Commission of South Africa, Ph.D. in Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and MSc in Economics from the University of York.
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Raphael Mburu
Senior Economist, Mergers and Acquisitions department, Competition Authority of Kenya, Postgraduate in Economics in Competition Law, King’s College, London, Quantitative Methods Specialist for Competition Analysis, particularly on regulated markets.
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Eleanor Fox
Researcher on Competition Law for developing countries, Walter J. Derenberg Professor of Trade Regulation at New York University School of Law and Author of “The Design of Competition Law Institutions: Global Norms, Local Choices”, “US Antitrust Law in Comparative Context, Cases and Materials”, among others on Competition Law in Europe and developing countries.
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How to apply?

The seminar has been designed for chief staff, technical officers with wide experience regarding Competition Law enforcement, professors and researchers interested in this subject.

There are no participation fees. Material, coffee breaks and lunch breaks are included.

A limited number of places are available. Applications can be submitted at the following link and accepted participants will be contacted appropriately.



Inmigration Requirements

Please visit the following link to check visa and immigration requirements: http://www.rree.gob.sv

If you are mandated to obtain a visa, please contact us to provide you all supporting documents you may need. In this case, participants holding an ordinary passport must apply for the corresponding visa at the closest Consulate of El Salvador in their region. In addition, you must check health requirements for entry to El Salvador, as mandatory vaccines.

Contacto

In case of doubt, please contact:
Miguel Paniagua (mpaniagua@sc.gob.sv) or
Laucel Muñoz (lmunoz@sc.gob.sv)