Current student- Luc Greiner Which aspects of your chosen program were the most challenging? The M2 Economics and Competition Law program is mostly about applying industrial organisation concepts to assess competition on current markets and industries. As it is more applied, it is not as challenging as, for example, the M1 Economics and Law, since … Continue reading M2 Choice – Economics and Competition Law (ECL)
Where did you do your internship and what was your role? Last summer I did my internship in Brussels at the European Commission in the Directorate General for Competition, F4 Merger Unit, which is specialised in Post and Transport Services. The European Commission is an EU institution with a power of investigation and intervention. The … Continue reading Internship report: Kilian Heutte, European Commission
If literature has widely covered collusion in horizontal markets, it has not given enough attention to collusion in vertical markets, and more precisely on how to properly evaluate the impact of cartels on total welfare. As we observe convictions for collusion among prominent manufacturers, economists try to advise authorities on new approaches to … Continue reading Should we use new economic methods to assess the impact of collusion on welfare in vertical markets? The example of the “Yoghurt case”
From Adam Smith to nowadays, most contributors to economic theory were men. Now that gender equality is an important issue in society, diversity is more present. For instance, Elinor Ostrom was the first female economist who received the Nobel Memorial Prize in economics in 2009 for her work in economic governance. Despite a lack … Continue reading The influence of Joan Robinson on Economic thinking
In recent years, digital technologies have profoundly changed many aspects of our daily lives, from e-commerce to internet search, travel, communication or entertainment consumption. While for the most part these changes have benefited consumers, certain voices have started to speak up against the power and influence of the Big Tech companies - Google, Amazon, Facebook, … Continue reading Should we break-up Big Tech?