For practising lawyers, regulators, academics and those with a specific need for knowledge of Economics for Competition Law. Aims to provide the professional with an understanding of the increasingly important role that economics plays in competition law and an understanding of when economic analysis is needed for a particular competition law case.
Covers how to apply economic theory to the practice of competition law. The first unit covers the conceptual foundations of economics as applied to competition law. The next two units cover the basic building blocks of economics analysis in competition law: market power and market definition. Units four to seven look at economic issues that arise under Article 102, whilst unit eight deals with Article 101. These are followed by two units on mergers; one on state aid and one on empirical analysis.
Professor Richard Whish
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
Two years PT (distance learning), October to October.
Distance learning with two weekend seminars in central London.
This programme enables practitioners to further progress in their chosen profession.
Year of entry 2013