The Penn Club's and the Wharton Club's Ben's Bash Brunch 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Please Register by Midnight, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, to enable us to provide the AHYP Club with an accurate attendee count.
Join fellow Penn Alumni, Friends, Guests, and All Ivy Plus attendees at the Penn Club's Annual Brunch and Speaker Event.
Please join members, current Penn/Wharton students, Penn/Wharton Parents, All Ivy Plus and other guests, and friends of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of Western PA and the Wharton Club of Western Pennsylvania, as we proudly welcome all University of Pennsylvania Alumni, Past, Present, and Future, to celebrate Ben Franklin's greatest achievement: the founding of the University of Pennsylvania!
We are honored to have as our speaker, Dr. Joseph Harrington, Patrick T. Harker Professor in the Department of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Cartels are among us. In recent years, companies have chosen to collude, rather an compete, in a wide array of markets including auto parts, chicken processing, eBooks, foreign exchange, shipping, and vitamins. Collusion has involved some of the leading companies in the world including Apple, Google, Sotheby's, Lufthansa, Samsung, Barclays, and DuPont. This lecture explores how cartels operate and what we have recently learned about them from cartelists who have cooperated with the authorities. It then examines recent policies designed to detect and shut down cartels, and to deter them from forming.
Joe Harrington is the Patrick T. Harker Professor in the Department of Business Economics & Public Policy at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is considered one of the world's leading authorities on collusion and cartels. His research has been presented before many competition authorities including those of Chile, European Union, Japan, South Africa, Spain, and the U.S., and he has keynote addresses at the annual meetings of the Chilean Economic Association and the German Economic Association. He has served as President of the Industrial Organization Society and co-editor at the RAND Journal of Economics and the International Journal of Industrial Organization. His books include The Theory of Collusion and Competition Policy, Games, Strategies, and Decision Making, and Economics of Regulation and Antitrust for which he is a co-author.
Topic: Collusion: The Hidden Evil in the Marketplace - Are We Winning or Losing the Fight Against Cartels?
Date and Times:
Sunday, October 15, 2017
11:00 AM - 12 Noon EDT: Main Brunch
12:15 PM - 12:30 EDT: Penn Club Announcements and 2016-2017 Election
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT: Featured Speaker - Prof. Joseph Harrington
Election of Penn Club Officers for 2017-2018:
• The Slate of Candidates will be Emailed Prior to Ben's Bash 2017
• Voting will be Available by Email Before the Event and In Person for Current Penn Club Members
A DELICIOUS BRUNCH MENU PREPARED BY THE ALLEGHENY HYP CLUB
-Brunch Buffet out a
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-Mixed green salad, fresh dinner rolls
-Mediterranean chicken with a
-Scottish salmon with sun dried tomato buerre blanc
-Red skin potatoes with rosemary
-Scrambled eggs with fresh herbs
-Five layer chocolate cake
-Coffee, Tea, Water, Soft Drinks, a
Cash Bar Will A
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Cash Bar in Main Dining Room during Entire Event
*Penn alumni and current Penn students purchasing a standard ticket will receive a complimentary 1-year membership to the Penn Club of Western PA for the 2017/2018 Club year (Ben's Bash 2017 to Ben's Bash 2018).
Please Register by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, to enable us to provide the AHYP Club with an accurate attendee count.SEE YOU ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017
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