Interuniversity Certificate in Competition Law

1General Introduction to Competition Law and Economics

Duration : 13,5 hours


Friday 20 September 2019, Friday 27 September 2019, Friday 4 October 2019


2 credits

  1. Practical importance of competition law
  2. Macro and micro economic effects of competition policy
  3. Perfect competition, monopoly and oligopoly (Cournot and Bertrand)
  4. The relevant market, market definition, the hypothetical monopolist test
  5. Market power (incl. measurement techniques), market concentration, barriers to entry/expansion
  6. The cellophane fallacy and other common fallacies
  7. Overview of the competition rules and their history
  8. The German ordo-liberal school
  9. The market integration ethos
  10. Institutions, enforcement and procedures
  11. Relationship between EU and national competition law
  12. Effect on trade between Member States
  13. The concept of undertaking
  14. Extraterritorial application of EU competition law and the effects doctrine
  15. Case studies

Each Friday the course will take place on the premises of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB), Rue Ravenstein 4, 1000 Brussels from 13.30 to 18.00.

1 The Brussels School of Competition will ask registered participants to provide proof of their academic qualifications.

The concept of "LL.M." is here used as a generic term to refer to a specialised study programme taught in English which can only be undertaken by students holding an officially recognised academic degree in law and/or economics.

Cancellation policy
Only written cancellations addressed to Mr Charles Gheur (Brussels School of Competition, Rue des Sols , 1000 Bruxelles) shall be considered. Fees shall only be reimbursed where the participant’s place is cancelled at least 5 working days before the beginning of the module.

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