SEVENTH ANNUAL COMPETITION AND ECONOMIC REGULATION
15 & 16 SEPTEMBER 2022
SENGA BAY, MALAWI
CALL FOR PAPERS
The COMESA Competition Commission, the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development and the Competition and Fair Trading Commission of Malawi are honoured to host the 7th Annual Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) Week. ACER provides a valuable platform for competition authorities and regulators to share knowledge, keep abreast of key developments across the region, and build networks for collaboration between agencies. ACER week combines targeted professional training programmes from 12 – 14 September 2022, and a conference on 15 and 16 September 2022. Information on ACER courses will be made available shortly.
The conference seeks to address issues of direct interest to competition authorities, economic regulators and industrial development practitioners in Africa. Abstracts for proposed conference papers are invited on all issues of competition policy and enforcement, economic regulation, and regional development in Africa. The papers will be selected from the abstracts submitted.
Proposed papers on all areas of competition policy, law and economics, and economic regulation, are invited. We particularly invite papers on the following key themes for this conference:
Competition law and policy in light of regional and continental integration (including competition issues in cross-border markets, collusion and merger evaluation, competition and the AfCFTA);
New thinking in competition and economic regulation, and the relevance for African markets (such as, digital markets, buyer power, concentration and inequality, barriers to entry, competition and climate change);
The development of competition authorities in Africa, alternative enforcement tools and impact assessments (such as relating to, corporate leniency, cartel screening, market inquiries and advocacy).
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words. Abstracts may be submitted to Grace Nsomba at email@example.com on or before 16 May 2022. Acceptance of papers will be communicated by 31 May 2022. Final papers must be submitted by 29 August 2022. Please note that ACER will be held in person and with the working language being English.
General ACER queries can be directed to Seli Nthite. Tel: +27 11 559 7523. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org