Public Policy Research Center conference to honor former Warrington dean

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Robert F. Lanzillotti Public Policy Research Center will host “Cartels: A Conference in Honor of Robert F. Lanzillotti” on March 1-2 at the Holland Law Center at UF’s Levin College of Law.

Dr. Lanzillotti, who served as Warrington’s dean from 1969 to 1987, will deliver the keynote address, “Cartels and Cartel Detection: An Empirical View.” Cartels are cooperative arrangements among industry suppliers designed to further their mutual interests.

“Dr. Lanzillotti is being honored both for his contributions to our understanding of cartel operation and for his many contributions to the University of Florida, including his founding and development of the Public Policy Research Center that bears his name,” said Dr. David Sappington, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair and Director of the Public Policy Research Center.

Dr. Sappington and Law Professor Daniel Sokol are the conference organizers. R. Perry Frankland Professor Jon Hamilton and Walter J. Matherly Professor Roger Blair will serve as session chairs. UF law professors William Page and Daniel Sokol will also make presentations. Visiting speakers include Professors Luke Froeb (Vanderbilt University), Joseph Harrington (University of Pennsylvania), Margaret Levenstein (University of Michigan), Leslie Marx (Duke University), Charles Angelucci (University of Toulouse, France; Harvard University), John Asker (New York University) and Patrick Rey (University of Toulouse).

The principal goal of the Robert F. Lanzillotti Public Policy Research Center is to foster high-quality, independent research that ultimately improves the design of sound, effective public policy in Florida and elsewhere. The insights developed through creative, objective public policy research can have immediate impacts on current policy makers, and can also help to better train future generations of business and policy leaders.

Friday’s session (March 1) is 8:30 am to 5 pm, and Saturday’s session (March 2) is 8:30 am to noon. Contact Dr. Sappington or Martha Shaw for more information.