Checking date: 01/02/2016

Course: 2019/2020

Seminars on Competition Policy
Study: Master in Industrial Economics and Markets (270)

Coordinating teacher: GARCIA COBOS, JULIO MANUEL

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Economics

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Microeconomics (undergraduate level)
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
- 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).
Description of contents: programme
FIRST PART. Economic Regulation: 1. Introduction to economic regulation and Natural monopolies 2. Regulation under Complete Information 3. Regulatory price reviews in practice 4. Public Service Obligations 5. Regulation under Asymmetric Information 6. Auctions SECOND PART. COMPETITION POLICY Part 1: Theory 1. Introduction to Competition Economics 2. Collusion and horizontal agreements 3. Abuse of a dominant position 4. Horizontal and vertical mergers Part 2: Competition Policy in Practice 5. The Role of Economic Analysis in Antitrust 6. Economic Analysis of Cartels 7. The Impact of Government Intervention on Competition
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures and presentations by students
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
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

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.