The highly practical focus of our Competition and Market Regulation Program ensures that graduates have both an advanced understanding of the interaction between theory and practice as well as the qualifications necessary for solid placement in the field.
The Barcelona GSE Competition and Market Regulation Program presents students with a learning progression, starting from the basic necessary conceptual frameworks and economic tools, and then introducing core issues in Competition Policy and Market Regulation with the help of leading specialists in each field.
Students will have a wealth of opportunities to complement their coursework with conferences and seminars in various fields of specialization. Chief among these is the Regulation and Competition Seminar Series, organized by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) Department of Economics and Business, the Comisión del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones (CMT), and the Barcelona GSE. Seminars feature academics, regulators, and practitioners at the forefront of their fields discussing specific issues and presenting original research. In addition to providing a range of regulatory issue perspectives, seminars also give students the opportunity to network with top professionals in the industry.
Teaching faculty for 2016-17 will include many industry experts teaching in the current edition of the program, as well as Massimo Motta, who will be returning from his stint as Chief Competition Economist at the European Commission. Professor Motta has been involved with the master program since its foundation and brings many years of experience both in the classroom and in the practice of competition policy.
Examples of recent professional placements:
Examples of recent PhD program placements:
A master project, which will be supervised in regular meetings with an advisor, will allow students to put their knowledge into practice and improve their writing and exposition skills.
Course offer is subject to change.
All courses in the fall term are mandatory.
|Information Economics||3||David Pérez-Castrillo|
|Introduction to Game Theory||3||Juan-José Ganuza|
|Industrial Organization||3||Christian Michel|
|Elements of Competition Law||3||Cani Fernández|
|Quantitative and Statistical Methods I||6||Javier Gómez Biscarri|
All courses in the winter term are mandatory.
|Economics of Competition Policy||6||Massimo Motta
|Quantitative Methods of Market Regulation||3||Albert Banal|
|Quantitative and Statistical Methods II||6||Helena Perrone
|Economics of Market Regulation||6||Gerard Llobet|
|Master Project||6||Anna Merino|
|Competition Policy Cases||3||Giulio Federico
|Competition in Regulated Markets||3||Iñigo Herguera
Chloe Le Coq
|Current Competition Policy Issues||3||Massimo Motta|
|Policy Lessons||3||Carlo Cambini
Chloe Le Coq
|Electives - Select 6 credits:|
|Economic Analysis of Law||3||Rosa Ferrer|
|Digital Market Design||3||Sandro Shelegia|
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Master Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis awarded jointly with Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).
All Barcelona GSE master degrees have been recognized by the Catalan and Spanish Education authorities within the framework of the Bologna Process (in Spanish, “Master Universitario o Master Oficial”). Indicadors de qualitat