Economics and Law


The Economics and Law Committee is focused on economic and related issues in competition law.

Upcoming Committee Events

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Past Events

Merger Review and Litigation After Section 96 (March 5, 2024)

In Conversation with the Bureau’s New Chief Economist: Exploring Current Topics in Canadian Competition Policy (June 19, 2023)

Labour Markets and Competition Policy (May 31, 2023)

Competition Economics Potluck (April 20, 2023)

Economist Roundtable with the Competition Bureau (June 20, 2022)

Recent Developments in Competition Bureau Merger Review (March 23, 2022)

Vertical Mergers: Economic Perspectives and Practical Guidance (December 8, 2021) Recording available upon request

Squeeze Play: Margin Squeeze Cases in Canada and Beyond (June 10, 2021)

Breaking it Down: Calculating and Incorporating Efficiencies 2.0 (March 2, 2021) Recording available upon request

Economic Issues Involving Platforms, Privacy and the Digital Economy (February 16, 2021)

COVID-19 Implications for Economic Analysis in Merger Review (August 6, 2020) Recording available upon request

Non-Price Effects and Dynamic Efficiencies: The Rise of Qualitative Analysis (December 11, 2019)

Lessons From VAA: Competition Issues Involving Vertical Unilateral Conduct (November 21, 2019) Recording available upon request

Traditional Enforcement Regimes and the Digital Age (August 7, 2019)

Economist Roundtable with the Competition Bureau (May 30, 2019)

How to Calculate and Incorporate Efficiencies (February 28, 2019)

Antitrust in the Labour Market (December 5, 2018) Recording available upon request

Revisiting the Competitive Effects of Minimum Advertised Pricing (MAP) Policies (June 27, 2018)

Style and Substance – Preparing and Presenting Expert Economic Evidence in Competition Law Cases (May 22, 2018) Recording available upon request

Economist Roundtable with the Competition Bureau (May 16, 2018) Recording available upon request

Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Collusion (February 28, 2018) Recording available upon request

Anticompetitive Effects of Horizontal Shareholding (December 5, 2017) Recording

Competition Law Implications of Most Favoured Nation Clauses (June 14, 2017)

Economists Roundtable with the Competition Bureau (May 8 2017) Recording available upon request

A Firsthand Analysis of the Parkland Case (January 25, 2017)

Post Restructuring Roundtable: The Role of Competition Promotion in a Realigned Competition Bureau (January 18, 2017)

Quantitative Screening Methods for Illegal Bid-Rigging Conspiracies (December 5, 2016)

Competition Law Section Affiliate Status (for economists)

Are you an economist with an interest competition law and policy? If so – the CBA Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Section encourages you to become a Competition Law Section Affiliate. Affiliate status allows economists to actively participate in the Committees, activities and events of the Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Section.

To apply or for more information, please email

Member Input

Ideas for program topics and other feedback to assist the committee in meeting members’ needs can be forwarded to the Committee Chair, Gideon Kwinter.

Become a Committee Member

Any member of the CBA Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review Section can become involved in this committee through participation in the committee listserv. Join online.

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