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Settore scientifico disciplinare: SECS - P/03

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2015-16 Programme

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Pubblicato alle ore 11:53 del giorno 27/06/2016

Part 1:

1. What is Competition Policy? An introduction

a. History, law, and objectives of competition policy

b. Market power and welfare

c. Measurement issues: market definition and market power

2. Horizontal agreements, collusion and enforcement of cartel laws

3. Vertical agreements

4. Mergers

5. Price discrimination

 

Part 2:

1. European regulatory framework

2. State Aid policy

3. Procurement

4. SME’s

5. International comparisons

 

Attending Students:

Part 1

- Motta, M. (2004), Competition Policy. Theory and Practice, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, MA..

Chapters:

chapter 1 (all); chapter 2 (excluding paragraphs 2.3.2.2, 2.3.5, 2.4.3, 2.6.3.1, 2.6.3.4); chapter 4 (excluding paragraphs 4.2.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.3, paragraph 4.4 only definitions till p. 195, paragraph 4.5 only 4.5.1 and 4.5.2 till p. 205; chapter 6 (only paragraph 6.1 till page 305 and 6.2.5 till page 343).

Part 2:

Selected references that can be found on the materials webpage on this website:

1) Small Business Act for Europe; 2) Small Business Act for US; 3) Lecture notes on SMEs; 4) Fundamentals of EU Public Procurement;

Non Attending Students:

Part 1: as for attending students

Part 2: as for attending students + 5) Handbook on Community State Aid Rules for SMEs; 6) Competition State Aids and Subsiedies - US; 7) Economics Issues in Public Procurement

 

Students' Presentations

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Pubblicato alle ore 16:15 del giorno 02/06/2016

TOPICS TO BE PRESENTED:

You can choose whatever topic you want. It obviously must be connected with the topics discussed in class.

It can be either the discussion of an antitrust case, the presentation of a public policy put in place in a country, an incentive intervention, a procurement procedure and so on.

I suggest that you glance trough issues and examples, select your topic and ask to me for the approval.

You must be able to organise a 20 minutes presentation that is self contained. You can use a ppt presentation if you want.

It is important that you send an e-mail asking me to approve your choice before preparing the presentation

Programme

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Pubblicato alle ore 16:01 del giorno 10/02/2015

COURSE CONTENT

The globalization of the productive and financial system has become a structural feature of the world economy. Economic relationships are experiencing the effects of drastic changes that force operators to rethink their strategic behavior.

This is the new “environment” to which the creation of the European economic and monetary union, and its process of enlargement, have contributed. Firms which operate in the real and financial sectors of the economy must comply with this evolving scenario.

This course aims to give students an introduction to the economics of competition (or “antitrust”) law and policy and to some instruments available to firms operating in global markets.

The course is divided in two parts. The first one provides a conceptual framework to analyze the interaction among firms. Some key formal models will be introduced to simplify broad classes of situations regarding competition policy issues, such as collusion, mergers and exclusionary practices. References to competition cases and their policy implications will be stressed.

The second part of the course discusses the incentives and regulatory policies of the European Union, aiming to provide tools and fundamental models to understand the European institutional system for an in-depth insight of both institutional and non institutional players of the area. Different examples of instruments available to firms, such as incentives (e.g. structural funds), procurement policies, the Small Business Act for Europe and so on, will be discussed.

The reasoning will always keep in mind the global context in which firms behave. Students will be given examples and comparisons with relevant countries belonging to different parts of the world.

At the end of the course, the participants should be able to use the most important means available in the framework of competition policy so as to carry out a set of tasks and activities for companies and public institutions, or anyway to be ready to tackle them. This will be carried out in class discussions, weekly exercises, essay questions and teamwork on case studies.

Hours: 35 – Credits: 5

COURSE OUTLINE:

Part 1:

1. What is Competition Policy? An introduction

a. History, law, and objectives of competition policy

b. Market power and welfare

c. Measurement issues: market definition and market power

 

2. Horizontal agreements, collusion and enforcement of cartel laws

3. Vertical agreements

4. Mergers

5. Price discrimination

 

Part 2:

1. European regulatory framework

2. State Aid policy

3. Procurement

4. SME’s

5. International comparisons

 

REFERENCES:

Motta, M. (2004), Competition Policy. Theory and Practice, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, MA..

Selected references for part 2.


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