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QLLM307 Economics of Competition Law (Sem 1)

Module Description

The aim of this module is to ensure that students have an appreciation of the underlying economics employed in antitrust and merger enforcement.

This module seeks to give students a thorough grounding in the essentials of economic analysis in competition law and to prepare students for issues likely to arise in the enforcement of competition legislation. Although this is an advanced module, no previous knowledge of the subject is required. In addition, the module does not require prior knowledge of economics or advanced mathematics. The module takes a very practical approach with a number of case studies and always with an eye to the real world implications of the use of economics in competition enforcement. Guest lecturers will provide their practical experience and the challenges they face in the use of economics in competition enforcement.

Aims

This module seeks to give students a thorough grounding in the essentials of economic analysis in competition law and to prepare students for issues likely to arise in the enforcement of competition legislation. Most importantly, there will be an emphasis on the evolutionary aspects of policymaking and competition law enforcement, given the increasing importance and use of economic analysis. Although this is an advanced module, no previous knowledge of the subject is required. In addition, the module does not require prior knowledge of economics or advanced mathematics. Any technical aspects will be thoroughly discussed and analysed.

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Mode of Assessment

7,500 word course essay

Credits

22.5 Credits

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