Checking date: 07/07/2021

Course: 2023/2024

Seminars on Competition Policy
Master in Industrial Economics and Markets / Máster Universitario en Economía Industrial y Mercados (Plan: 378 - Estudio: 270)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA COBOS, JULIO MANUEL

Department assigned to the subject: Economics Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Microeconomics (undergraduate level)
- Research potential (CB1). - Problem solving (CB2). - Complex judgements (CB3). - Effective communication (CB4). - Further learning abilities (CB5). - Understanding of applied policies (CG9) - Technical background on industrial organisation (CE6).
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Seminars on Competition Policy and Regulation Block I: Economics of Competition Instructor: Juan Delgado (Managing Director, Global Economics Group) Session 1 Introduction to the Economics of Competition: Concepts and Methods Session 2 Collusion and Horizontal Agreements Session 3 Abuse of Dominance Session 4 Mergers Block II: Recent Developments in Competition Coordinator: Juan Delgado (Managing Director, Global Economics Group) Session 1 Quantitative Techniques in Recent Mergers Debate: Competition Law and Economics: Recent dilemmas Session 2 Antitrust and the Economics of Digital Markets: Recent Cases Debate: Antitrust in Dynamic Markets Session 3 Competition Advocacy: Working for the Well-Functioning of Markets Closing Session Block III: Economics of Regulation Instructor: Julio M. García Cobos (Socio PQAXIS Consultores en Economía) Session 1 Introduction to economic regulation and Natural monopolies Session 2 Regulation under Complete Information Session 3 Regulatory price reviews in practice Session 4 Public Service Obligations Session 5 Regulation under Asymmetric Information Session 6 Auctions Session 7. Practical cases: Menu regulation.
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures and presentations by students
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Davis, P. J., and E. Garcés. Quantitative techniques for competition and antitrust analysis. Princeton University Press. 2009
  • Lyons, B. . Cases in European Competition Policy. The Economic Analysis. Cambridge University Press. 2009
  • Motta, M. . Competition Policy: Theory and Practice. Cambridge University Press . 2003
  • Viscusi, W. et al. . Economics of Regulation and Antitrust. MIT Press. 2005
  • Joskow, P. . Regulation of Natural Monopolies. MIT Press. 2005
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Buccirossi, P. et al. . Handbook of Antitrust Economics. MIT Press. 2008
  • Kaplow, L. and C. Shapiro . "Antitrust," Handbook of Law and Economics. Elsevier. 2007
  • Kaplow, L. and C. Shapiro . Antitrust . Handbook of Law and Economics, Elsevier. 2007
  • Walker, M.. Economic Evidence in Merger Analysis. OECD Background note. Available at 2012
  • Whinston, M. . Lectures on Antitrust Economics. MIT Press. 2006
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The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.