David Evans : Courses and Seminars
EU Competition Law: With Special Emphasis on the Application of Advanced Topics in Antitrust
The seminar provides an introduction to interesting and cutting edge topics in antitrust economics using European competition law as the backdrop for applying and discussing this. European competition law and its application by the European Commission have evolved rapidly since around 2000. The seminar focuses on this modern period and the evolving use of economics in the Commission decisions and court judgments. It does not provide an introduction to black-letter EU competition law or a discussion of pre-2000 cases. Topics covered in recent years include the design of antitrust regimes, ordo-liberalism, two-sided markets, screening methods for cartels, dynamic competition, and behavioral economics. Cases covered in recent years have included the Commission’s decisions against MasterCard under Article 101 and Microsoft under Article 102. Grade will be based on a final in-class examination and an optional paper (to receive 3 credits).