Intensive Course in Competition Economics: Abuse of Dominance
The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics is holding an intensive course in Competition Economics: Abuse of Dominance on March 14-16, 2018.
The course will provide participants (whether lawyers or economists, working for firms or in governmental agencies) with a thorough understanding of the most recent economic theories of monopolization, will help them apply these concepts in practice, and will review actual cases in the light of an effects-based approach.
The course aims to provide participants with the following key benefits:
- Review established and recent economic theories of abuse through a largely non-formal exposition also accessible to non-economists
- Understand the distinguishing economic features of possible types of abuse, including price and non-price conduct
- Identify the core elements of an effects-based approach for the assessment of unilateral conduct
- Acquire the tools to apply a sound economic approach to monopolization cases
- Review and understand the key economic considerations behind landmark competition cases on abuse of dominance
- Learn to structure potential abuse of dominance claims and/or defenses in an economically coherent way
- Acquire the ability to critically evaluate economic analysis and submissions in abuse of dominance matters
- Learn to assess the regulatory risk of a large firm's conduct
The course will be taught by internationally-renowned competition scholars and practitioners with extensive experience of the application of economic techniques to competition cases:
- Lorenzo Coppi (Executive Vice President, Compass Lexecon)
- Chiara Fumagalli (Associate Professor of Economics, Bocconi University)
- Massimo Motta (Professor of Economics, ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE; former Chief Competition Economist, European Commission)
- Simon Roberts (Director of the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development, University of Johannesburg; former Chief Economist and Manager of the Policy & Research Division, South Africa Competition Commission)
Reduced Fee available for regulators, competition authorities, academics, and GSE alumni.
Early bird discounted fees for confirmations before March 5.
3 days intensive course
Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27, 08005 Barcelona
Barcelona , Spain