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2019/2020  KAN-CJURV1070U  Advanced EU Competition Law and Industrial Economics

English Title
Advanced EU Competition Law and Industrial Economics

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Marcus Asplund - Department of Economics (ECON)
  • Maria Jose Schmidt-Kessen - CBS Law
Fagadministratoransvaret ligger på CBS LAW
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
  • Economics
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 11-03-2019

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Learning objectives
The aim of this course is to conduct a deepened examination of the legal rules of EU Competition Law taking into account the underlying economic principles and wider policy issues. The aim is to enable the students to:
  • demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the fundamental competition law areas
  • identify and explain the basic legal concepts of the subject area
  • select, formulate and discuss basic examples that are sufficiently complex to reflect such assignments faced by practitioners in the field of competition law and economics
  • identify legal issues in concrete examples, and to argue and propose measures to meet legal requirements
  • explain the economic substance of specific industrial economic concepts that are applicable to competition policy
  • describe and rationalize the main assumptions of economic models of competition and monopoly
  • use economic models analytically and graphically to illustrate issues relevant for competition policy
Course prerequisites
Some knowledge in Competition/Antitrust law and/or Industrial Economics is desirable.
Examination
Advanced EU Competition Law and Industrial Economics I:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Written sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 3 hours
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Summer
Aids Open book: all written and electronic aids, including internet access
Read more here about which exam aids the students are allowed to bring and will be given access to : Exam aids and IT application package
Make-up exam/re-exam Oral Exam
Duration: 20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time: No preparation
Examiner(s): If it is an internal examination, there will be a second internal examiner at the re-exam. If it is an external examination, there will be an external examiner.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

EU competition law plays today a central role in society and in the everyday life of many companies and legal and economic practitioners. The aim of this course is to conduct a deepened examination of the legal rules of EU Competition Law taking into account the underlying economic principles and wider policy issues. Students will upon completion of the course have sufficient understanding of the subject to practice and research in the field. The course concentrates on the foundations for the system of rules, consisting of Articles 101 and 102 of the EU Treaty and the Merger Regulation, which together are enforced in order to ensure that ‘effective competition’ prevails in EU markets. These legal sources regulate much business activity using a complex balancing test to determine whether such activity is lawful competition or unlawful anti-competitive conduct.
The industrial economic theories crucial for understanding the reasoning behind competition law will be analyzed and discussed, in particular the theories which are used to change the content of the current legal doctrine. Thus, the general industrial economy theories on the sources of market power, the definition of the relevant market, horizontal agreements and mergers, predation and abuse of dominance will be scrutinized.

There will be lectures, where students are expected to participate actively, and case-based teaching.

Description of the teaching methods
There will be lectures, where students are expected to participate actively, and case-based seminars/lectures.
Feedback during the teaching period
Through oral discussions in class, cases and quizzes
Student workload
Lectures 33 hours
Preparations for lectures 132 hours
Presentations 15 hours
Preparations for the exam 25 hours
Expected literature

Course material

collection of articles and legal documents 

Last updated on 11-03-2019