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Industrial Organisation Summer School
Platform Economics

21-23 & 28-29 June 2021

Held Online

This summer school is dedicated to some of the central questions in platform economics, their application to competition cases and the ensuing formulation of competition policy.

The first lecture is dedicated to a review of the theory of vertical restraints and related evidence because a thorough understanding of vertical restraints is critical for many platform cases. The second and third lectures are devoted to two important externalities in platform markets that fundamentally affect antitrust analysis: externalities between different sellers on a marketplace and externalities between different customer groups on a multi-sided platform.

This is a course jointly organised by the Centre for Competition Policy, and School of Economics at UEA.

Who is this course for?
This short intensive summer school is for those interested in gaining a better understanding of the economic underpinning of platforms. It is particularly well suited for:
  • Early to mid-career government, regulatory and competition agency officials
  • Early to mid-career economics practitioners
  • Post graduate students
  • Early career academics with an interest in platforms
  • Private company regulatory and compliance officials
  • Legal professionals who need to deepen their understanding of the underpinnings of platform markets to work better with economists


  • 21 June, 9:30 - 12:30 - Gatekeepers and Vertical Restraints - Prof Kai-Uwe Kühn
  • 21 June, 14:00 - 16:00 - Guess (Case AT-40428 - Guess, decision of 17 December 2018) - Dr Elias Deutscher & Prof Kai-Uwe Kühn
  • 22 June, 9:30 - 12:30 - Measuring Market Power - Dr Farasat Bokhari
  • 22 June, 14:00 - 17:00 - Competition between Marketplaces - Prof Kai-Uwe Kühn
  • 23 June, 9:30 - 12:30 - German Bundeskartellamt investigation of Amazon terms and conditions (B2-88/18 decision of 17 July 2019) - Prof Damien Geradin & Prof Sean Ennis
  • 23 June, 14:00 - 16:00 - Empirical methods for platforms and digital platforms - Dr Franco Mariuzzo
  • 28 June, 9:30 - 12:30 - Multi-sided markets (including MFNs) - Prof Kai-Uwe Kühn
  • 28 June, 14:00 - 16:00 - Counterfactuals in UK Credit Card damages cases from Competition Appeals Tribunal, Appellate Courts and the Supreme Court - Dr Sebastian Peyer, Prof Sean Ennis & Greg Olsen (Clifford Chance)
  • 29 June, 9:30 - 12:30 - App Store Empirics and Substitution Patterns - Dr Michael Kummer


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

Practitioner Rate £350  | PGR Student Rate* £90

*Free places are offered to PGR students at UEA, and selected partner institutions: Essex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Reading, Royal Holloway, Goldsmiths.






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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