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This course presents a modern approach to competition economics with an emphasis on selected elements of strategic competition and on European competition policy. The participants are expected to have some knowledge of elementary models associated with the economics of strategy (game theory and oligopoly models). The course will focus on the following issues:

  • the definition of a relevant market
  • horizontal agreements, collusion and the enforcement of cartel laws
  • vertical agreements
  • concerted practices with a particular focus on the exchange of information between competitors
  • evaluations of mergers, in particular horizontal mergers
  • business practices in light of the prohibition to abuse market dominance
  • strategic creation of switching costs and loyalty-enhancing pricing strategies
  • price discrimination with a particular focus on history-based pricing
  • individualized pricing and privacy
  • the relationship between competition policy and sector-specific regulation.
  • Completion method: TBA
  • Schedule: to be found in Schema (schedule is not yet published)
    • search for teaching event (sök händelser) with the course name or Hanken course code and click the Info button and then choose the Reservations (Bokningar) sheet
  • Study materials: can be found in Moodle (to be added to the list couple of days before the course starts)
    • A Moodle course key will be sent by email or it is posted as a message in Sisu couple of days before the course starts.
    • Log in with your Hanken username to be able to use all the features of the course workspace

Please register for the course in the Hanken Sisu with your Hanken username. Further instructions (link to be added here later).

    • Code: no equivalent code

    • Target groups: MSc / rMSc (not suitable for PhD students)

    • Credit points: 5

    • Credit transfer: please apply for inclusion

    Further instructions (link to be added here later)

    • Code: 26033

    • Target groups: MSc / rMSc (not suitable for PhD students)

    • Credit points: 5

    • Code: ECOM-418

    • Target groups: MSc / rMSc (not suitable for PhD students)

    • Credit points: 5

    • Credit transfer: apply for substitution in Sisu

    Further instructions (link to be added here later)

    • Not suitable for PhD students

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • design business strategies and pricing for firms in recognition of the central constraints imposed by competition law.
  • conduct market analysis in recognition of the central constraints imposed by competition law.