PhD Course: Economics of Vertical Restraints

The University of Bergen, the Norwegian School of Economics, and Bergen Center for Competition Law and Economics has the great pleasure of inviting you to a PhD Course on the Economics of Vertical Restraints.

ECON907 Economics of Vertical Restraints
UoB Course description
When: May 19 – 28, 2014
Credits: 6 ECTS
Language: English
Course registration: by May 7 2014
Course content:
The Course will cover five major subjects:

  1.  Basic upstream/downstream contracting issued and the kinds of externalities that may arise
  2. The pro-competitive effects of vertical restraints
  3. The role of vertical restraints in dampenings competition
  4. Private offers and the role of observable contracts
  5. Issues in vertical mergers

Learning outcomes:
Upon successful completiton of this course the participants should be able to

  • demonstrate a firm grasp of the relevant literature and state of the art thinking in this area
  • do independendent analysis on vertical relations
  • assess the pros and cons of the welfare effects of vertical mergers and restraints

Academic responsibility:
Tommy Staahl Gabrielsen
Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Bergen, and director at Bergen Center for Competition Law and Economics (BECCLE)
Greg Shaffer, professor, University of Rochester and University of Bergen
Thibaud Vergé, professor, CREST and the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
Program and reading list:
Reading List ECON908 (.pdf)
Part of training component:
Course category: Academic theory
Form of assessment:
Home exam
Administrative responsible: Rannveig Myklebust