Economics for Competition Law is for practising lawyers, regulators, academics or if you have a specific need for knowledge in this area. Gain an understanding of the increasingly important role that economics plays in competition law and when economic analysis is needed for a particular competition law case.
- Gives an in-depth insight into European Competition Law principles and practice.
- Programme materials are written by experts in the field.
- Can be studied anywhere in the world.
This programme enables practitioners to further progress in their chosen profession.
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.
Year of entry 2013
The Dickson Poon School of Law
1 September 2013 (although earlier application is advised). Late applications for the PG Dip may be considered.
PT Home: £5100 (PG Dip 2013)
PT Overseas: £5100 (PG Dip 2013)
Centre of European Law, The Dickson Poon School of Law
tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 2387
fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 2443
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.
Core programme content
- Introduction to Economics of Competition Law
- Market Power
- Market Definition.
- Predation and Excessive Pricing
- Price Discrimination, Discounts, Tying & Bundling
- Refusal to supply, Essential Facilities and Margin Squeeze
- Network Effects and Multi-Sided Markets
- Cartels and Vertical Restraints.
- Mergers: Unilateral Effects
- Mergers: Co-ordinated Effects, Vertical and Non-horizontal Mergers
- State Aid
- Quantitative Techniques.
FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
Compulsory assignments and examination for the Postgraduate Diploma. MA: dissertation.
ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
General entry advice
Applicants must normally hold a degree in law or in a related discipline, of a good second class honours standard (or equivalent in the case of degrees differently graded), or be a qualified barrister or solicitor. Applications from candidates who have achieved a comparable academic level through past studies and where previous study, work or experience has made the applicant a suitable candidate for admission may also be considered.
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PERSONAL STATEMENT & SUPPORTING INFORMATION
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