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November 15 - November 16

Short course description

The course on Competition highlights the main economics basis of competition behaviors and developments with a strong emphasis on the Digital Economy features such as for example the price setting algorithms or the impact of the sharing economy on the markets (Uber, Airbnb, etc.). The course scrutinizes the competition patterns in digital markets as well as the competition patterns in digital networks and platforms.

What to expect

Economic fundamentals of competition:

  • Definition of the relevant markets
  • Economic basis of competition policy
  • Competition, industrial policy & Covid-19

Firms behaviors fundamentals affecting competition:

  • Horizontal agreements
  • Vertical restraints
  • Abuse of dominant position
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Competition fundamentals in the digital economy:

  • Competition patterns in digital networks and platforms (eg. Google)
  • Disruptive new market entrants of the sharing economy (eg. Uber, Airbnb)


November 15
November 16