In the Competition Law & Economics track you specialise in competition economics and regulation that affect day-to-day operations in all industries worldwide.
Competition is one of the prime organising principles of a market economy. Laws protect its processes, and international institutions enforce these laws when competition comes under threat.
In the Competition Law & Economics track you learn to understand the intricacies of competition and the regulations that govern it.
A track for future business leaders and policy makers that would enjoy working in and with competitive markets.
Apart from economic theory, econometrics, basic law and jurisprudence, a key part of the curriculum focusses on applied law and economics. Therefore you will work on complex cases of competition policy, in particular of the European Commission.
Courses in law will be taught at the Faculty of Law, which gives you opportunity to interact with another discipline.
Firms are tempted to discuss prices with their competitors when they really shouldn’t. Once found out, the companies involved in these illegal conspiracies to restrict competition face large liabilities in fines and antitrust damages.
The agencies' toolboxes for discovery of cartels are getting more and more sophisticated. But so are modern cartels in their ways of hiding their collaboration. We study novel species of cartels, abuses of dominance, how to recognise them and the harm they do to welfare, in order to bring them under control.
This Master’s track will motivate you to research topical matters for your thesis. Our students have graduated with some of the following thesis topics:
Graduates of the Master's programme in Business Economics/Competition Law & Economics track have excellent job prospects for positions as researchers and experts in: