Competition Economics course attracts international economics and law professionals

Last March, the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics held a three-day intensive professional course on Competition Economics: Abuse of Dominance. The course examined the most recent economic theories of monopolization with the aim of using these concepts to apply them to practice. It also reviewed actual cases in the light of an effects-based approach.

The faculty of this intensive course included leading internationally-renowned competition scholars and practitioners with extensive experience of the application of economic techniques to competition cases in this area.

Course lecturers

  • Lorenzo Coppi (Executive Vice President, Compass Lexecon)
  • Chiara Fumagalli (Associate Professor of Economics, Bocconi University)
  • Massimo Motta (Professor of Economics, ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE; former Chief Competition Economist, European Commission)
  • Simon Roberts (Director of the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development, University of Johannesburg; former Chief Economist and Manager of the Policy & Research Division, South Africa Competition Commission)

This course attracted 38 economists, lawyers and policy makers from 15 countries, with attendees coming from Africa, Europe and South America. Below is a list of some of the companies that attended:

  • APOYO Consultoria (Peru)
  • Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica (Mexico)
  • Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (Spain)
  • Compass Lexecon (UK)
  • Competition and Markets Authority (UK)
  • Competition Tribunal (Chile)
  • Danish Competition & Consumer Authority (Denmark)
  • Econex (South Africa)
  • European Commission (Belgium)
  • Fiscalía Nacional Económica (Chile)
  • Frontier Economics (Germany)
  • Regulatory Authority for Energy (Greece)
  • Safaricom Limited (Kenya)
  • Swedish Competition Authority (Sweden)

Helen KeanHelen Kean, Senior Economist from Econex in South Africa, commented that “the intensive Abuse of Dominance course offered by Barcelona GSE is undoubtedly a worthwhile investment. The course brings participants up to date with the latest abuse of dominance cases from around the world, whilst providing a full review of relevant frameworks in the field. The instruction is of the highest standard, complemented by significant critical thinking and engagement throughout the course. Finally, the selection of course participants offers an invaluable opportunity to network and learn from others in the field globally. I highly recommend this course to any competition economics/law professional.”


Upcoming competition courses at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

See also

Barcelona GSE Professional Courses

Competition Economics: Abuse of Dominance intensive course overview