Hungary, Budapest

Competition policy

when 14 August 2019 - 19 August 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 10 EC

In this course we focus on the main regulation and competition policies, that apply to multinational companies. In the first part of the course we revise the mainstream IO and competition theories, focusing on the market power of monopolies in the age of Big Data.

Then, we seek answers to the challenges which appeared with the rise of Facebook, Google and other multinational companies and try to discover what regulators can do with an antitrust problem like Google.

The course will be interactive, meaning that participants are required to form small groups and prepare for debates regarding firms’ antitrust cases. Each group will represent different parties and debate over the given topic.

Course leader

Course teacher:

Aliz McLean
Analyist at Infapoint Economic Consulting
Former student of Central European University

Target group

We are looking forward to the application of students of social sciences (both BA and MA-level).
How could you participate? For our requirements, visit our website.
http://cec.rajk.eu/competition-policy/

Course aim

Day 1 – Introduction to competition policy

The goals of competition policy

Market definition in competition law

Theory of the state as market regulator

Day 2 – Monopolies and market power

The law and economics of monopolization

Natural monopolies, market power of monopolies

Hipster antitrust and big data regulation

Day 3 – Case studies

Participants work in groups, solving the case studies of Google, Microsoft or Facebook. One group represents the regulator, the other represents the firms.*

Day 4 – Case studies

Participants work in groups, solving the case studies of Google, Microsoft or Facebook. One group represents the regulator, the other represents the firms.*

*During the case study the teacher(s) of the section will provide guideline to the participant. At the end of the day, there will be an exciting debate between the two groups.

Fee info

EUR 0: Tier 1: 220 €; Tier 2: 200€; Tier 3: 180 €
The price of the conference is differentiated according to the Erasmus scholarship country categorization.
Tier 1: Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
Tier 2: Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey
Tier 3: Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR of Macedonia, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia