Competition Policy University of Bordeaux
This course helps understand the legal and institutional framework ofanti-trust policy as well as the economic concepts and theoriesunderlying competition policy.
Microeconomics 1st year and 2nd year
This course draws on the literature of industrial organization andrefers to competition policy cases from the EU.It will in particular study (time permitting):- The historical background leading to the development of competitionpolicy, - The differences in the functioning of competitionagencies, particularly in the USA and in the EU, - The sources ofmarket power, - Mergers and vertical agreements, - Collusivepractices, - Predation - State aid… At the end of this course, students should be familiar with thehistorical background and purposes of competition policy. Studentsshould be able to formulate legal and economic arguments to explainwhy competition policy aims at ensuring that competition isnotdistorted or restricted, to understand the economic foundations ofcompetition policy and to know the main indicators used to measuremarket power and assess industrial concentration. Examples of cases inEurope and the USA will be discussed.
Online Course Requirement
REFERENCES BIBLIOGRAPHY : -Motta M., 2004, Competition Policy, Theory and Practice, CambridgeUniversity Press.Carlton and Perloff, 2005, Modern IndustrialOrganization, 4th Edition, Pearson, Addison Wesley. KEY WORDS :Competition Policy, Cartels, Mergers, Antitrust, Stateaid. Duration: 17.5 hoursLanguage of instruction: English
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