School of Economics and Finance

ECOM109 - Competition and Policy Regulations

This course aims to familiarise students with the key motivations that underpin market interventions by regulatory and competition authorities, the economic analysis that is used to inform the need for intervention, and the considerations (grounded in IO theory) that these authorities must make to ensure that their remedies to the problems of market failure are welfare enhancing.

This course is delivered by Frontier Economics, one of Europe’s largest economics consultancies, and so also gives students an introduction to the world of economic consulting. Students who attend this module are also eligible to apply for one of the summer internships offered by Frontier for QMUL students.