Thursday, May 15, 2008
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
1. Course for competition authority economists, June 16 to 20, 2008: Following the successful first course for agency economists in June 2007, FCLI will offer a one week course for economists from competition authorities. Through discussion and practical examples, the course will enable competition economists to refresh their knowledge of key economic concepts, learn about recent developments in economic theory, and develop the skills apply economic theory in case work. The course is open to competition authority economists with at least three years experience in an authority. A PhD in economics is not required.
2. Workshop for judges, June 24 to 27, 2008: This three day workshop for judges will include a review of basic antitrust law & economics concepts as well as a discussion of issues arising in the context of judicial review and litigation in competition cases, in particular the use of economic experts and models and practices in assessing damages in competition cases. Applications from members of courts are welcome.
3. Refresher course for experienced competition authority officials and judges, July 7 to 11, 2008: This year's refresher course will closely follow the successful programs in the previous years. The course will cover major areas of competition policy, economics and law enforcement, including basic economic concepts, horizontal agreements, mergers, single firm conduct, vertical agreements and remedies. FCLI encourages applications by competition authority officials and judges with at least three years of experience.
A highly experienced, geographically diverse faculty from competition authorities, academia and the judiciary will lead the courses and workshop, taking an interactive approach and utilizing case studies.