20 Jun 2022

IO Summer School on Platform Economics

Online | 20-22 June | £350 / £90 PhD students

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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 school consists of a lecture series and a number of economic and legal case clinics


The lectures, given by Prof. Kai-Uwe Kühn, former Chief Economist of DG Competition, explore three central topics: Vertical restraints, competition between marketplaces, and two-sided markets. They focus on the exposition of the theory, adding empirical evidence and examples from competition cases.


The lectures are supplemented by empirical and legal clinics. The empirical clinics explore a particular empirical problem and expose a key method through lecture, demonstration and discussion. The legal clinics deepen the under-standing of each lecture through an in- depth discussion of case(s) with a panel led by at least one lawyer and one economist.