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.
- 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!
Economists, lawyers, policy makers, judges, managers, practitioners interested in understanding the competitive effects of mergers and acquisitions:
- Competition authorities
- Regulatory agencies
- 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.
Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
Barcelona , Spain