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Course 2011-2012 a.y.

20291 - INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS AND COMPETITION POLICY


CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLAPI - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT
Department of Economics

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLMG (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - M (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - IM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - MM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - AFC (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - CLAPI (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - CLELI (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - ACME (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - DES-ESS (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01) - EMIT (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01)
Course Director:
ANGELO MARCELLO CARDANI

Classes: 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: ANGELO MARCELLO CARDANI


Course Objectives

The course aims at equipping students with tools to interpret the economics of competition policy intervention. Moreover, the course compares the Italian, the European and the approach to anti-trust policy, and it discusses prominent Italian and international anti-trust cases.


Course Content Summary
  • Competition policy: history, objective, and the norms.  
  • Market power and welfare: introduction.  
  • Market definition and the assessment of market power.  
  • Collusion and horizontal agreements.  
  • Horizontal mergers.  
  • Vertical restraints and vertical mergers.  
  • Predation, monopolization and other abusive practices.  
  • State Aid.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

The exam is in written form.


Textbooks

M. MOTTA, Competition Policy. Theory and Practice, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, last edition.

Last change 30/03/2011 12:00