Regulation in theory and practice regarding multinational companies

 

In this course we focus on the main regulation and competition policies, that apply to multinational companies. In the first part of the course we revise the mainstream IO and competition theories, focusing on the market power of monopolies in the age of Big Data.

Then, we seek answers to the challenges which appeared with the rise of Facebook, Google and other multinational companies and try to discover what regulators can do with an antitrust problem like Google.

The course will be interactive, meaning that participants are required to form small groups and prepare for debates regarding firms’ antitrust cases. Each group will represent different parties and debate over the given topic.

 

Section teacher

Aliz McLean 

Analyist at Infapoint Economic Consulting

Former student of Central European University

Section organizers

Judit Berei

Eötvös Loránd University

bejudit27@gmail.com

(+36) 705101075

 

Ádám Víg

Corvinus University of Budapest

vig1396@gmail.com

(+36) 304028566

Detailed description

Day 1 – Introduction to competition policy

The goals of competition policy

Market definition in competition law

Theory of the state as market regulator

Day 2 – Monopolies and market power

The law and economics of monopolization

Natural monopolies, market power of monopolies

Hipster antitrust and big data regulation

Day 3 – Case studies

Participants work in groups, solving the case studies of Google, Microsoft or Facebook.  One group represents the regulator, the other represents the firms.*

Day 4 – Case studies

Participants work in groups, solving the case studies of Google, Microsoft or Facebook. One group represents the regulator, the other represents the firms.*

*During the case study the teacher(s) of the section will provide guideline to the participant. At the end of the day, there will be an exciting debate between the two groups.

Requirements & Application:

If you would like to apply to our section please submit your academic cv, your motivation letter and a short blog post (800-1000 words) related to the topic of competition policy theory.

We welcome every student with ongoing BA(MSc) or MA(MSc) level education, with a strong focus on microeconomics.

 

Register here to the Central European Conference and send the application material to the following e-mail: centraleuropeanconference2019.@gmail.com