Barcelona, Spain

Quantitative Methods for Competition Analysis

online course
when 24 May 2021 - 28 May 2021
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 2000

A team of leading academics and practitioners will walk you through the latest methods for analyzing competition cases.

The Barcelona GSE Intensive Course on Quantitative Methods for Competition Analysis provides participants (economists, lawyers and practitioners working for firms or in agencies) with a thorough understanding of recent empirical methods to measure market power and competition, with applications to market definition, merger analysis and damages from anticompetitive conduct.

The program’s faculty includes some of the leading academic economists in the area of industrial organization and competition policy, and practitioners with extensive experience on quantitative methods in competition cases.

Course leader

Prof. Massimo Motta (ICREA-UPF and Barcelona GSE), former Chief Competition Economist of the European Commission and Prof. Frank Verboven,(KU Leuven), member of the Economy Advisory Group on Competition Policy at the European Commision.

Target group

If you are working in the areas of competition policy and regulation, this 20-hour intensive course will allow you to immediately apply the learnings to your current job or research, thanks to the practical sessions in which econometric techniques with standard software will be implemented.

Places are limited to guarantee the best learning experience in small interactive classes.

Course aim

Key benefits

Review established and recent quantitative methods for competition analysis, with a proper balance between techniques and interpretation also accessible to non-economists.
Learn about the practical considerations to apply techniques, based on the lessons from various recent cases where quantitative techniques have been applied.
Learn to interpret and critically evaluate the empirical results from different approaches.
Develop a good common sense of the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches, and the circumstances under which they are (not) suitable.
Acquire a thorough understanding of the data requirements for applying various techniques.
Three practice sessions illustrate how to implement the econometric techniques with standard software (Stata), covering demand estimation, merger simulation and treatment effects.

Fee info

EUR 2000: Max. Regular Fee
EUR 1080: Min. Reduced Fee


10% Early Bird discount for confirmation by April 17, and Reduced Fees also available to regulators, competition authorities, academics and Barcelona GSE Alumni.