Antitrust Expert Jürgen Basedow to Give Opening Lecture for Msc in Competition and Market Regulation

On October 15, the Barcelona GSE Msc in Competition and Market Regulation opening lecture will be delivered by Jurgen Basedow, Chairman of the German Monopoly Commission and Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and nternational Private Law. The lecture will begin at 6:00 pm, immediately following the Barcelona GSE inauguration ceremony.

Dr. Basedow has served on numerous governmental advisory committees, ranging from a Think Tank on Private Enforcement of DG Competition of the European Commission (2004-2006) to an Advisory Board on Insurance of the German Supervisory Authority for Financial Services (BAFIN). From 1988-1991 he served as Vice Chairman of the German Deregulation Committee (Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs), and since 2000 has been a member of the German Monopoly Commission, acting as its Chairman since 2004.

He has also spent time in academia, as Professor of Private Law, Comparative Law, Private International Law, International Litigation, and International Economic Law at the University of Augsburg (1987-1995; Dean of Faculty 1993-1994), and as Professor of Private Law, Private International Law, and International Economic Law at the Free University of Berlin (1995-1997). Since 1997, he has been Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and nternational Private Law, Hamburg.

Dr. Jurgen Basedow

In his current position as Chairman of the German Monopoly Commission, Dr. Basedow cooperates closely with economists, advising both the German government and Parliament on market regulation. His dual roles in both academia and the public sector give him a unique perspective on the study of competition policy and its implementation.

The faculty of the Msc in Competition and Market Regulation is composed of a combination of renowned academics and experts in regulation with experience in the public and private sectors. Faculty members currently working as practitioners include Paulina Beato (Board of Directors and President of the Audit Committee of REPSOL-YPF) and Carles Esteva-Mosso (Head of the Merger Policy Unit in the Competition Directorate General of the European Commission). Faculty members working in academia include Barcelona GSE affiliated professors Xavier Freixas (PhD Toulouse), Andreu Mas-Colell (PhD Minnesota), and Jose Garcia-Montalvo (PhD Harvard).

Dr. Basedow will be introduced at the ceremony by the Executive Director of the program, Professor Juan José Ganuza. Professor Ganuza is an associate professor of economics and business at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has been a consultant on procurement issues for the Spanish government and has collaborated on several books related with procurement and regulatory issues, among them, The Handbook of Procurement (Cambridge University Press, 2006). His research has appeared in publications such as the RAND Journal of Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Economics Management and Strategy as well as in general interest economics journals, law journals, and policy-oriented publications.

The Scientific Director of the Program, Massimo Motta, is Professor of Economics at the European University Institute and at the Università di Bologna (2007 - present). Previously, he was professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (1992-2006), where he was also the first Director of the Msc in Economics (1993-1998) now offered by the Barcelona GSE. Professor Motta is a member of the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy at the DG-Comp (European Commission), and of the Expert Academic Panel of Office of Communications (Ofcom), London. His book, Competition Policy: Theory and Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2004), is the standard international reference on the economics of antitrust.


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