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Competition Policy for Economists
A CCP Training Course

September/October 2020

Held Online

Do you have a good background in microeconomics but want to learn more about practical competition policy? 

This highly successful course has been adapted this year for delivery in an online environment, the sessions have been spread across a number of weeks and the content amended to offer a more interactive experience. It is aimed at those who are relatively new to competition policy. Delivered by experienced practitioners from both the private and public sector, you will be given an in-depth introduction to the economic analysis involved in competition law and how it fits into the legal framework.
The focus will be on the core elements of standard antitrust, including the assessment of anti-competitive agreements, mergers and abuse of dominance in an EU/UK context. Each of the eight sessions will involve a mix of presentation and interactive work to provide you with practical analytical tools for use back in the workplace.

Speakers will include representatives from the Centre for Competition Policy, Charles River Associates, Competition and Markets Authority, Oxera, RBB Economics, Frontier Economics and Compass Lexecon.

Session topics*:

  • Price-based Exclusionary Abuse: Predation, Conditional Rebates and Margin Squeeze
  • Mergers: Unilateral Effects
  • Market Definition & Market Power 
  • Legal Framework & Key Economic Concepts
  • Horizontal agreements & coordinated effects 
  • Article 102 in the Tech Sector: Non-price Abuses, the Google Wars, and Latest Developments
  • Vertical Restraints & Non-Horizontal Mergers
  • Exploitative Abuse

Session Dates & Times (BST):

  • 24 & 25 September, 15:00 - 16:30
  • 1 & 2 October, 15:00 - 16:30
  • 8 & 9 October, 15:00 - 16:30
  • 15 & 16 October, 15:00 - 16:30


The course is limited to 40 attendees maximum. Places are transferable.

Registration £500 + VAT | Early Bird £400 + VAT

Early Bird discount is available if booked before 15 September 2020





“In my first year as a competition economist I found the different perspectives [and] theories very useful in the context”

“Great introduction to the key concepts of competition economics. Interesting to have difference experts insights”

“It provided me with a good foundation on competition economics on which you can build on”

“Very practical and concise”


A 10% administration fee will be charged for cancellations made up to two weeks prior to the start of the course. Cancellations made thereafter will be liable to the loss of the full fee. Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by letter or email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that proportion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation. Delegates who fail to attend may be offered the opportunity to re-book onto a course if it is being delivered at a later date or location, subject to availability. A 50% re-booking fee will be charged. 

CCP reserves the right to cancel an advertised course at short notice. It will endeavour to provide participants with as much notice as possible, but will not accept liability for costs incurred by participants or their organisations for the cancellation of travel arrangements and/or accommodation reservations as a result of the course being cancelled or postponed. If a course is cancelled, fees will be refunded in full. We also reserve the right to postpone or make such alterations to the content of a course as may be necessary. 


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