Antitrust Economics

Crédit : 4 ECTS
Langue du cours : anglais

Volume horaire

  • CM : 36 h

Description du contenu de l'enseignement

The course covers topics in theoretical and empirical issues related to antitrust economics and energy markets. The aim of this seminar is to put industrial economics into a practical context, to analyse competition policy issues arising in industrial economics, and to develop an understanding of policymaking in this area.

Planning course, topics studied :
  • Introduction to Antitrust Economics
  • Market definition and assessing market power
  • Monopoly
  • Mergers with applications in energy industry
  • Vertical restraints with applications in energy sector
  • Cartel & Tacit collusion with applications in energy industry
  • Price discrimination with applications in energy industry
  • Presentation of the theoritical concept and then antitrust cases

Mode de contrôle des connaissances

The grade will be composed of 2 items : one assignment and a final exam.
  • Oral presentations : 40%
    The oral group presentation focuses on an antitrust case or an element of an antitrust case
  • Final exam : 60%
    Multiple choice questions, short answers, exercises, the texam is online

Pré-requis obligatoires

  • Basis in Economics
  • Seminar taught in English
  • Seminar of Master level
Seminar opened to Exchange students (Compulsory exam to know if they can follow this M1 course)

Bibliographie, lectures recommandées

  • Motta (2004) Competition Policy: Theory and Practice, Cambridge UP.
  • Kwoka & White (2013) The Antitrust Revolution, Oxford University Press, 6th edition.
  • Petit N. (2013), Droit européen de la concurrence, Montchretien.
  • Viscusi W., Vernon J. & Harrington J. (2012) Economics of Regulation and Antitrust, MIT Press, 4th edition.
  • Zekios G. (2014), Economics and Law on Competition in 21st Century Globalization,
  • Belleflamme P. & PEIZ M. (2013), Industrial Organization, Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed.
  • Scherer, F.M. & D. ROSS (1990), Industrial Market Structure and Economic Performance, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.
  • Pepall L., Richards D. & Norman G. (2013), Industrial Organization: Theory and Applications, Wiley, 4th ed.

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Année universitaire 2016 - 2017 - Fiche modifiée le : 13-02-2017 (15H48) - Sous réserve de modification.