Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Regulation and competition policy
Study: Bachelor in Economics (202)

Coordinating teacher: SIOTIS , GEORGIOS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Economics

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Industrial Organization Game Theory
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
- Identify market failures and suitable policies. - Understand how to design regulatory instruments. - Understand trade off productive efficiency-rents under asymmetric information. - Understand important concepts in competition policy: market power, collusion, market abuse, collective dominance, etc.
Description of contents: programme
Part I: Regulation - Introduction - Classical Regulation Theory. - Regulation with asymmetric information Part II: Competition Policy - Introduction - Cartels and Collusion - Horizontal mergers - Vertical constraints and vertical mergers
Learning activities and methodology
- Class material. - Exercises. - Oral presentations.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Motta, . M. (2003). Competition Policy: Theory and Practice,. Cambridge University Press.
  • J. Church y R. Ware (2000), . Industrial Organisation: A Strategic Approach,. McGraw-Hill . (Secciones V y VI).
  • Lyons, B. . (2009) . Cases in European Competition Policy. . The Economic Analysis, Cambridge University Pres
  • Viscusi, W. . et al. (2005). Economics of Regulation and Antitrust, . MIT Press.
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Buccirossi,. P. et al. (2008) . Handbook of Antitrust Economics, . MIT Press
  • Joskow,. P. (2005) . Regulation of Natural Monopolies, . MIT
  • Tirole, . J. (1988) . Teoría de la Organización Industrial, . Editorial Alianza
  • Whinston,. M. (2006) . Lectures on Antitrust Economics,. MIT Press
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