We are delighted to announce the 8th edition of our Winter School on Economics of Competition Law scheduled from 3-14 April 2023. It is a 20-hour training programme, spread over two weeks, with 2-hour sessions each weekday. Led by globally renowned speakers, the sessions of the winter school have been carefully curated to forward discourse on the application of economic tools and analysis in competition law cases. It aims to provide the participants with an understanding of the increasingly important role that economics plays in understanding the markets and assessing the violation of competition law. It strongly focusses on practical examples and direct application of the underlying economic theories and techniques. The themes of the sessions are –
- Importance of economic evidence in competition law- case studies
- Cartels- Economic tools and analysis- Theory & Cases - 1
- Cartels- Economic tools and analysis- Theory & Cases - 2
- Vertical Agreements - Economic tools and analysis- Theory
- Vertical Agreements- Economic tools and analysis- Case studies
- Cross-border issues in competition law enforcement and policy
- Abuse of Dominance- Economic tools and analysis- Theory
- Abuse of Dominance - Economic tools and analysis- Case studies
- Mergers & Acquisitions- Economic tools and analysis- Theory
- Mergers & Acquisitions - Economic tools and analysis- Case studies
- The Interface of Intellectual Property and Competition Law
Economics actuates Competition Law and Regulatory Scenario
Markets are becoming increasingly global and the approaches to regulate them more economics based. Modern competition law differs from traditional competition law in that it now reflects the dominance of the economic model of analysing the market structures and behaviour. Competition economics assumes importance as regulatory and competition authorities have moved to adopt more economics based approaches in analysing business practices and determining anti-competitive behaviour. Even the current policy formulation and consultation takes into account market dynamics and thus critical to understand these nuances to help better understand the broader picture. Competition law and policy is sector neutral and thus a better understanding of competition economics equips participants with tools to analyse interplay between complex issues related to competition in all the sectors of economy.
Global Relevance with Local Application
The knowledge acquired through this Winter School will be relevant regardless of the jurisdiction in which you work. The themes of the sessions cover evolving jurisprudence. Case studies, decisions and approaches from the US, EU and other developed as well as developing countries will be discussed within a common analytical framework strongly based on economic theory. Contemporary issues related to importance of economic evidence in competition law, Economic tools and analysis in cartels, vertical agreements, abuse of dominance and Mergers & Acquisitions, and use of consumer surveys in competition case analysis, etc. will be analysed in an informed manner.