[ 971CCP2RATK22 ] KS Regulation and Antitrust

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Economics Johannes Muthers 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites keine (die Zulassung zum Studium vorausgesetzt)
Original study plan Master's programme Economics (Economic Policy Analysis) 2022W
Objectives The course aims to supply students with the background and methods needed to analyse firm competitive strategies from a competition policy and regulatory perspective. Students become familiar with the legal framework of competition law in the US and the EU. We discuss current cases in competition policy. Students get the theoretical fundamentals that allow them to analyse business strategies from an economics perspective.
Subject The course covers the economic background and the legal framework of competition policy. The course covers the following topics


  • Market Power and Efficiency
  • Collusion and Cartels
  • Merger Control
  • Vertical Restraints
  • Abuse of Dominance

Regulation and Consumer Protection

  • Regulation of Natural Monopolies
  • Consumer Protection and Consumer Behaviour
Criteria for evaluation presentations, term papers, assignments, exam
Methods lecture, exercises, student presentations
Language English
Study material Massimo Motta (2004): Competition Policy, Theory and Practice, Cambridge University Press. Paul Belleflamme and Martin Peitz (2015): Industrial Organization: Markets and Strategies, Cambridge University Press.

Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 200
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority