In the Markets & Regulation track you develop a solid understanding of the current issues of market regulation and competition policy.
In this track you learn how competitive markets work. But also under what conditions they can work, and when they may need protection. Economics is applied to controlling big business through government intervention.
It is a fascinating subject, as technological developments and new business strategies continue to pose challenges to the design and implementation of market oversight.
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During this track you develop a thorough understanding of modern oligopoly theory. Also you become knowledgeable in the current issues of market regulation and competition policy.
Examine how large firms can be kept from abusing their dominant position with anti-competition practices. For example through exclusionary pricing. And learn how to use economic methods and models to identify regulations that ensure fair competition while mitigating negative economic effects.
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Graduates of the Master's programme in Economics/Markets & Regulation track have excellent job prospects for positions as researchers and experts in: