Applications are now closed.
Registration has ended for the 2016 edition of this program.
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 (6 hours)
This block will be taught by Juan-José Ganuza (UPF and Barcelona GSE). 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 (UPF and Barcelona GSE) 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 (UPF and Barcelona GSE). It will focus on methods and models specifically designed for the analysis of mergers, collusion, as well as horizontal and vertical agreements between companies.
Juan-José Ganuza is Professor of Economics and Business at UPF. Previously, he was visiting researcher at the University California Los Angeles, and Institut D'Economie Industrielle (Toulouse).
He has published in the main international economics journals in his research field (RAND Journal of Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Economics Management and Strategy, etc) as well as in general interest economics journals (such as Econometrica), law journals (such as the Journal of Legal Studies), and business publications (such as Management Science).
Prof. Ganuza has been a consultant on procurement issues for the Spanish government. He has collaborated on several books related with procurement and regulatory issues, among them, The Handbook of Procurement (Cambridge University Press, 2006).
Albert Banal is Associate Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, program director of the MSc in Corporate Finance and Banking at the UPF-Barcelona School of Management, affiliated Reader at City University London, visiting professor at the IFP-Energies Nouvelles in Paris and research fellow at the SP-SP Public-Private Sector Research Center at the IESE Business School. Previously, he has held teaching and research positions at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, Northwestern University in the US, University of Cambridge, UCL, and London Business School in the UK, and the University of Munich in Germany.
His research interests are in the fields of corporate finance, competition policy and market regulation, energy and the environment and innovation and entrepeneneurhsip. Alberts research areas span across Economics, Management and Finance and his work makes use of theoretical, empirical, experimental and simulation techniques. His articles have been published in leading international peer-reviewed journals and have been financially supported by public and private sector grants.
Albert has provided consultant advice to merging companies and competition authorities (e.g. Office of Fair Trading). He has also delivered executive training courses for government agencies (e.g. UKs Department of Trade and Industry), regulators (e.g. Ofgem) and private companies (e.g. Gaz de France). He has also collaborated in the development of master and training programmes in several African countries.
Christian Michel is Assistant Professor at UPF. In his research, he studies topics on the border between Empirical Industrial Organization and Organizational Economics. A second strand of his research focuses on the consequences of consumer biases on market outcomes and the effectiveness of consumer protection policies.
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 listed are for the 2016 edition.
|Price for each course|
|Regular Fee||1800 €|
|Reduced Fee*||1000 €|
Discounts for registration in more than one course:
|Number of courses||Discount applied|
|2 courses||25% discount|
|3 courses||35% discount|
|4 courses||45% discount|
Notes about Summer School fees: