Course overview

The Barcelona GSE Intensive Course on Competition Economics: Abuse of Dominance will provide participants (whether lawyers or economists, working for firms or in agencies) with a thorough understanding of the most recent economic theories of monopolization, will help them apply these concepts in practice, and will review actual cases in the light of an effects-based approach. The program’s faculty includes some of the leading academic economists in the area of abuse of dominance, and practitioners with extensive experience of the application of economic techniques to competition cases in this area.

Key benefits

  • Review established and recent economic theories of abuse through a largely non-formal exposition also accessible to non-economists
  • Understand the distinguishing economic features of possible types of abuse, including price and non-price conduct
  • Identify the core elements of an effects-based approach for the assessment of unilateral conduct
  • Acquire the tools to apply a sound economic approach to monopolisation cases
  • Review and understand the key economic considerations behind landmark competition cases on abuse of dominance
  • Learn to structure potential abuse of dominance claims and/or defences in an economically coherent way
  • Acquire the ability to critically evaluate economic analysis and submissions in abuse of dominance matters
  • Learn to assess the regulatory risk of a large firm's conduct