The Barcelona Competition Economics Summer School will offer two courses:

Horizontal Mergers – Theory and Empirics will be taught by Albert Banal-Estañol (UPF and Barcelona GSE) and Christian Michel (UPF and Barcelona GSE). It will focus on introducing important theoretical models and empirical methods for the analysis of the competitive aspects of horizontal mergers. 

Competition in the Digital Sector will be taught by Massimo Motta (ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE) and Juan-José Ganuza (UPF and Barcelona GSE). It will focus on analyzing the firms' competitive behavior in digital markets and its implication for competition policy and regulation.

Course schedule for 2017

The schedule of the Barcelona Competition Economics Summer School is designed to allow students to participate in both courses offered. However, courses can also be taken individually.


Course descriptions

You may apply for one or both of the following courses. Click to view descriptions and instructor biographies:

Program director

Juan-José Ganuza

PhD, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

UPF and Barcelona GSE

Applications are now closed.

Registration has ended for the 2017 edition of this program.

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