Students will have a wealth of opportunities to complement their coursework with conferences and seminars in various fields of specialization. Chief among these is the Regulation and Competition Seminar Series, organized by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) Department of Economics and Business, the Comisión del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones (CMT), and the Barcelona GSE. Seminars feature academics, regulators, and practitioners at the forefront of their fields discussing specific issues and presenting original research. In addition to providing a range of regulatory issue perspectives, seminars also give students the opportunity to network with top professionals in the industry.
Study with the experts
Teaching faculty include industry experts such as Massimo Motta, former Chief Competition Economist at the European Commission. Professor Motta has been involved with the master program since its foundation and brings many years of experience both in the classroom and in the practice of competition policy.
kills acquired in this master program
- Train in Economic theory, especially in the areas of microeconomics, industrial economics, information economics, game theory and strategic behavior
- Master the fundamentals of competition law and its sources
- Understand theory and models of regulation and in particular the basic regulatory framework of the main industrial sectors
- Present cases in public, developing specific skills for discussion and arguments from different points of view
- Write technical reports based on the combination of real data analysis, analysis of relevant economic literature and its own criteria
- Formalize theory discussions on competition policy.
Students must complete 60 ECTS (a total of 13 mandatory courses and 1 elective course, to be taken either in the Fall or Spring Term)
A master project, which will be supervised in regular meetings with an advisor, will allow students to put their knowledge into practice and improve their writing and exposition skills.
In September, students have the opportunity to take a Maths and Statistics brush-up course. This is not mandatory but highly recommended to assure a smooth start.