PhD Course: Economics of Vertical Restraints

 
The University of Bergen, the Norwegian School of Economics, and Bergen Center for Competition Law and Economics has the great pleasure of inviting you to a PhD Course on the Economics of Vertical Restraints.

ECON907 Economics of Vertical Restraints
UoB Course description
 
When: May 19 – 28, 2014
Credits: 6 ECTS
Language: English
 
Course registration:
post@econ.uib.no by May 7 2014
 
Course content:
The Course will cover five major subjects:

  1.  Basic upstream/downstream contracting issued and the kinds of externalities that may arise
  2. The pro-competitive effects of vertical restraints
  3. The role of vertical restraints in dampenings competition
  4. Private offers and the role of observable contracts
  5. Issues in vertical mergers

 
Learning outcomes:
Upon successful completiton of this course the participants should be able to

  • demonstrate a firm grasp of the relevant literature and state of the art thinking in this area
  • do independendent analysis on vertical relations
  • assess the pros and cons of the welfare effects of vertical mergers and restraints

 
Academic responsibility:
Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen
Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Bergen, and director at Bergen Center for Competition Law and Economics (BECCLE)
 
Lecturers:
Greg Shaffer, professor, University of Rochester and University of Bergen
and
Thibaud Vergé, professor, CREST and the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
 
Program and reading list:
Reading List ECON908 (.pdf)
 
 
Part of training component:
Course category: Academic theory
 
Form of assessment:
Home exam
 
Contact:
Administrative responsible: Rannveig Myklebust
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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