Intensive Course in Competition Economics: Abuse of Dominance

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics



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)


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Reduced Fee available for regulators, competition authorities, academics, and GSE alumni.

Early bird discounted fees for confirmations before March 5.


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3 days intensive course

Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27, 08005 Barcelona

Barcelona , Spain

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