Intensive Course on Quantitative Methods for Competition Analysis

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Program Description

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A team of leading academics and practitioners will walk you through the latest methods for analyzing competition cases.

The Barcelona GSE Intensive Course on Quantitative Methods for Competition Analysis provides participants (economists, lawyers, and practitioners working for firms or in agencies) with a thorough understanding of recent empirical methods to measure market power and competition, with applications to market definition, merger analysis, and damages from anticompetitive conduct.

The program’s faculty includes some of the leading academic economists in the area of industrial organization and competition policy and practitioners with extensive experience on quantitative methods in competition cases.

Key benefits

  • Review established and recent quantitative methods for competition analysis, with a proper balance between techniques and interpretation also accessible to non-economists.
  • Learn about the practical considerations to apply techniques, based on the lessons from various recent cases where quantitative techniques have been applied.
  • Learn to interpret and critically evaluate the empirical results from different approaches.
  • Develop a good common sense of the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches, and the circumstances under which they are (not) suitable.
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of the data requirements for applying various techniques.
  • Three practice sessions illustrate how to implement the econometric techniques with standard software (Stata), covering demand estimation, merger simulation, and treatment effects.

Participant profile

Lawyers, economists, policy makers, consultants and managers working in the areas of competition policy and regulation in:

  • Competition authorities
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Economic consultancy firms
  • International organizations
  • Other public institutions
  • Corporations
  • Law firms and courts
  • Judiciary
  • Academic institutions and research centers in competition law and economics

Accommodation

Please note that participation fees do not include accommodation expenses. Participants must make their own accommodation arrangements. Information and accommodation options are available on the accommodation page.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics is an institution for scientific cooperation for research and graduate education in economics and the social sciences. ... Read More

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics is an institution for scientific cooperation for research and graduate education in economics and the social sciences. It was founded in July 2006 by four academic institutions (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, CSIC and CREI) whose reputations, faculty, and resources underpin the School and its activities. The Barcelona GSE is also supported by six private institutions: The Agbar Group, AXA Reseach Fund, Banc Sabadell, Caixa de Catalunya savings bank, "la Caixa" savings bank, and the FemCAT Foundation, as well as by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Catalan Government and the Barcelona City Council. It also receives significant funding from the "Consolider-Ingenio 2010" initiative of the Spanish Government, launched to promote research excellence. Read less