Detecting Collusion among Competitors – Economic Evidence (27 April 2017)

Asian Institute of International Financial Law
Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong


Detecting Collusion among Competitors –
Economic Evidence

Dr. Sharon Pang
Principal, Charles River Associates

Thursday, 27 April 2017
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Academic Conference Room, 11/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower
The University of Hong Kong

An examination of the economic evidence that antitrust agencies commonly consider in their effort to detect price fixing, bid rigging, and other collusive behavior among competitors in the absence of direct evidence of explicit communications or agreements, using an actual price fixing case in the retail gasoline market as an illustrative example.

Dr. Sharon Pang is a Principal at Charles River Associates. She has more than 20 years of experience in advising client attorneys and corporations in antitrust litigation matters, and in merger reviews and investigations by U.S. antitrust agencies. Dr. Pang was on the faculty at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Business and was an in-house economist at the antitrust department of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom, LLP prior to joining Charles River. She received a PhD and an M.A. degree in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.