Intensive Course on Quantitative Methods for Competition Analysis


Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Start Date:

End Date:

Application Deadline:

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Type

Professional training

Location

Barcelona

Spain

Start Date:

End Date:

Location

Spain

Barcelona

Type

Professional training

Application Deadline:

Expired help


Register before April 10 to receive a 20% early-bird discount!

 

With Massimo Motta (ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE); Frank Verboven (University of Leuven); Benoît Durand  (RBB Economics); Szabolcs Lorincz (European Commission) and Helena Perrone (UPF and BGSE) 

 

This intensive course will provide you with a thorough understanding of recent empirical methods to measure market power and competition, with applications to market definition, merger analysis and damages from anti-competitive conduct.

 
Delivered by leading academic economists and practitioners in industrial organization and competition policy, this three-day course is particularly suitable for lawyers, economists, policy makers, consultants and managers working in competition policy and regulation.

Content includes:

  • Introduction to market definition
  • Demand estimation
  • Demand approaches to market definition
  • Merger simulation
  • UPP and calibrated merger simulation
  • Direct approaches to merger analysis
  • Stata practice session
  • Introduction to damages
  • Estimation of damages in cartel cases

 

Register before April 10 to receive a 20% early-bird discount!

 

Key benefits of the course:

  • Review established and recent quantitative methods for competition analysis, with a proper balance between techniques and interpretation also accessible to non-economists.
  • Learn about the practical considerations to apply techniques, based on the lessons from various recent cases where quantitative techniques have been applied.
  • Learn to interpret and critically evaluate the empirical results from different approaches.
  • Develop a good common sense of the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches, and the circumstances under which they are or are not suitable.
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of the data requirements for applying various techniques.
  • Illustrate how to implement merger simulation with standard software (Stata)

 

Contact us

Professional.courses@barcelonagse.eu

+34 93 542 12 35