Intensive Course on the Competitive Effects of Mergers


Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

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Type

Professional training

Location

Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27

Barcelona

Spain

Start Date:

End Date:

Location

Spain

Barcelona

Type

Professional training

Application Deadline:

Expired help


Course overview

The Barcelona GSE Intensive Course on the Competitive Effects of Mergers will provide participants (whether lawyers or economists, working for firms or in agencies) with a thorough understanding of the crucial role of competition enforcement in merger control, by looking at established and new economic theories on mergers, the relevant empirical methods, as well as providing insightful discussions on recent high-profile merger cases in Europe and the US.

The program's faculty includes leading academic and professional economists, with extensive experience in the application of economic analysis to the competition enforcement in merger cases.

The course will be structured in a series of intensive sessions over two and a half days.

 

Key benefits

  • Understand the role of economics in the area of merger control
  • The importance of interaction among theory, empirical methods and practice
  • Insights on the main theories of harm applicable to merger control
  • Identification of the main empirical methods to be used in case work
  • The importance of efficiency defenses, and how to assess them
  • How to think of effective remedies to redress possible competitive harm
  • Exposure to world-renowned economic experts in the field of merger control

 

Get a 20% Early Bird Discount by confirming your attendance before September 27!

 

Participant profile

Economists, lawyers, policy makers, judges, managers, practitioners interested in understanding the competitive effects of mergers and acquisitions:

  • Competition authorities
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Corporations
  • Law firms
  • Courts and tribunals
  • Economic consultancy firms
  • International organizations
  • Other public institutions
  • Academics and researchers in competition law and economics

A limited number of places may be available for PhD students.