The Competition Economics Summer School is divided into five days in four-hour classes daily, with course content structured in three blocks:
- Economic Theory Tools for Competition Policy
- Mergers and Abuse of Dominance
- Applied Methods for the Economic Analysis of Competition Policy
Course schedule for 2016
There is one course in this program. Click to view descriptions and instructor bios:
Economics of Competition PolicyMonday, June 27, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, July 1, 2016 - 13:30
Economic Theory Tools for Competition Policy (6 hours)
This block will be taught by Juan-José Ganuza. It will focus on the usefulness of game theory and industrial organization to develop and to understand the models of imperfect competition that are crucial in the modern economic analysis of competition policy.
Mergers and Abuse of Dominance (6 hours)
This block will be taught by Albert Banal and will focus on analyzing the anti-competitive strategies that can be used by incumbent firms to protect their market power (predatory pricing, discounts, etc.).
Applied Methods for the Economic Analysis of Competition Policy (8 hours)
This block will be taught by Christian Michel. It will focus on methods and models specifically designed for the analysis of mergers, collusion, as well as horizontal and vertical agreements between companies.
- Strong background in Economics or related fields
- Working knowledge of English
There is limited space in the Barcelona GSE Summer School Courses. Among the candidates who meet the eligibility criteria, the Barcelona GSE will select those with more outstanding professional and/or academic careers.
Interested candidates should apply before May 30. After this deadline, your place may not be guaranteed. Capacity of the courses is limited. Some courses may close before May 30 depending on demand.
Applications will be evaluated by the program directors and candidates will be informed of their decision. A document will be attached to our response with payment information. Before applying, please read through the summer school cancellation policy and other regulations.
A wide range of short-term accommodation is available near campus for Barcelona GSE Summer School participants. Students and participants can take advantage of discounted offers by booking accommodation with one of our housing partners. These partners will be able to provide various affordable accommodation options tailored to suit different needs, including: flats, hostels and hotels, shared apartments, and student halls.
For more information, see the "Discounts" section of our accommodations page.
At the conclusion of the Summer Schools, participants will receive a certificate for the number of hours attended. All Barcelona GSE courses require an average of twice the lecture hours for readings, pre-readings and class preparation. Interested students should check with their universities to see if these hours are transferable into ECTS credits.
Fees and discounts
Fees listed are for the 2016 edition.
|Price for each course|
|Regular Fee||1800 €|
|Reduced Fee*||1000 €|
|Early bird (book and pay before 1 April 2017)||10%|
|3 or more courses||25%|
|Barcelona GSE alumni||10%|
|Barcelona GSE partner organisations||10%|
|Company/organisation discount for 5 or more participants||10%|