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MSc in Competition and Market Regulation de la Barcelona GSE

16 febrero, 2010

Las políticas y el derecho de la competencia en América Latina han sido influidas por la doctrina de la Comisión Europea y la jurisprudencia de los tribunales de la Unión Europea (quizás más que la doctrina y jurisprudencia Estadounidense, como señalaba un lector de este blog en un comentario). Por ello los programas académicos ofrecidos en Europa sobre libre competencia, regulación y áreas afines son muy pertinentes para quienes estamos interesados en ejercer profesionalmente en dicha área.

Por eso y porque luce “prometedor” reseño el programa en competencia y regulación ofrecido por Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (“MSc in Competition and Market Regulation“). El programa se ofrece en inglés durante un año académico y el decano de la escuela y profesor del programa es Massimo Motta. el programa se ofrece conjuntamente con la UPF y la UAB. Los directores de los programas son catedráticos de las dos universidades, y muchos de los profesores que enseñan en los programas de la GSE también pertenecen a sus departamentos de economía. La GSE es una escuela que consolida enseñanza y recerca de la UPF, la UAB, CREI (Center for Research in International Economics) and the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE) of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). Más detalles aquí.

El título es un Master of Science (MSc). Este programa es uno de seis que ofrece la escuela.  (se puede consultar una lista de los demás programas aquí: aquí.)

Destaco la relevancia del programa para los Latinoamericanos pues a través de la Fundación Carolina se ofrecen dos becas bastante generosas (ver detalles abajo). A parte de la Fundación Carolina el programa tiene acuerdos con Fundación “la Caixa” y Fundación BBVA que aportan unas 20 becas para estudiantes de países emergentes.

Asimismo, según Jodi Neufeld (coordinadora de comunicaciones) el carácter internacional del programa se refleja en la composición de sus alumnos: 89% de los estudiantes vienen de fuera de España y este año el 39% de los alumnos son Latinoamericanos.

Abajo un “snapshot” del programa y la información más pertinente sobre el mismo.

MSc in Competition and Market Regulation (MCMR)

The MSc in Competition and Market Regulation (MCMR) provides students with rigorous training in competition policy and regulatory issues. A full understanding of how markets work and how they are regulated will be acquired through an in-depth analysis of the functioning of legal and

economic institutions and an empirical and fact-oriented preparation. Students will apply this theoretical knowledge by studying actual competition policy cases and regulation policy in specific sectors.

Program Faculty

Juan-José Ganuza, Program Director

Juan-José Ganuza (PhD in Economics, Universidad Carlos III) is Professor of Economics and Business at the UPF. Previously, he was visiting researcher at UCLA and Institut D’Economie Industrielle (Toulouse). His research interests include the economics of information, industrial organization, law and economics, and procurement. He has published in Econometrica, Journal of Legal Studies, and Management Science, as well as the main international economics journals in his research field.

Massimo Motta, Program Faculty

Massimo Motta (PhD in Quantitative Economics, LSE and Universite Catholique de Louvain) is an ICREA Professor at the UPF and Research Professor at the Barcelona GSE. He has been Professor and Head of the Economics Department at the European University Institute, Florence, and Professor at the Unlverslta di Bologna. He has also advised multiple companies as well as the European Commission in antitrust and merger cases. His book, Competition Policy: Theory and Practice, is the standard international reference on the economics of antitrust.

Other program faculty include: Inés Macho-Stadler (UAB), Carles Esteva-Mosso (Acting Director for Policy and Strategy at the Competition Directorate General of the European Commission), Jorge Padilla (Managing Director, European Competition Policy Practice, LECG), Jordi Gual (Chief Economist, “la Caixa”), and Tommaso Valletti (University of Rome)

Sample Courses

  • Information Economics
  • Game Theory and Industrial Organization
  • Elements of Competition Law
  • Econometrics
  • Economics of Competition Policy
  • Economics of Market Regulation
  • Quantitative Analysis of Market and Firm Conduct
  • Specific Sectors: Telecommunications, Energy, Water, Transportation, Banking

Degree

The program leads to a Master degree in Specialized Economic Analysis awarded jointly by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Universitat Autonorna de Barcelona.

Structure

The program is divided in 3 terms. In the fall term, students will acquire basic economic tools. In the winter term, students will study core issues in competition policy and market regulation with the help of leading specialists in each field. In the spring, students will consider real competition policy cases and how regulation works in several specific sectors.

Entry Requirements

  • Full-time, one-year English-taught program
  • Undergraduate degree in Economics, Finance or Engineering (Other bachelor degrees such as Business, Management and Law may be accepted if candidates are able to demonstrate a strong quantitative background)
  • Outstanding academic record
  • A good command of quantitative methods is required, especially in Microeconomics, Econometrics and Maths
  • GRE/GMAT (optional): above 80% in the quantitative section
  • Accredited knowledge of English
  • Work Experience in a related field is of added value

Student Profile 2009-10

Students enrolled: 18; Average age: 27 years old

 

Academic background: A significant majority of students (83%) have undergraduate degrees in Economics. Other fields of study included Social Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering. One third of the class has also completed an advanced degree in these fields (master or PhD) before coming to the Barcelona GSE.

Work experience: A majority of students (61%) have three or more years of work experience in competition commissions, consulting firms, universities, and research centers.

Geographic distribution of students: 89% of students come from outside of Spain. Among the 14 countries represented in the student body, the one with the most students is Peru (3).

Scholarships for Latin American and Portuguese Students

Apart from the different aid packages provided by the Barcelona GSE, the Fundación Carolina offers two scholarships specifically for the MSc in Competition and Market Regulation program. To be eligible for these awards, you must:

* be a citizen of one of the Iberoamerican Community of Nations (except Spain)

* not be a resident of Spain

Each of these scholarships pays 10,500 € of the program tuition, round-trip tourist class airfare from the student’s country of residence, and medical insurance for the duration of the scholarship.

Internships

A number of the Barcelona GSE’s partner institutions in both the public and private sectors have offered graduates internships in their European offices. The availability of these positions varies by year, though the School makes every effort to inform students of new opportunities throughout the course.

Career Outlook

Graduates of the program have gone on to work primarily at international economic consultancies, government competition commissions, and research institutes. Select employers include the Brattle Group, LECG, McKinsey, RBB Economics, DG Competition-European Commission, the UK Competition Commission, FEDEA

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