Advanced Competition Economics

20 - 22 November 2017, 6 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg

The Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) at the University of Johannesburg is pleased to offer the Short Learning Programme (SLP) in Advanced Competition Economics.

This SLP is an intense three-day programme targeted at experienced economists from competition authorities, economic regulators, research institutes and academia. It will cover the latest developments in economic theory and their application to analysis of competition cases, with case examples from South Africa and international jurisdictions. The SLP will cover frameworks for understanding abuse of dominance, coordinated conduct and mergers from theoretical and practical perspectives.

The course will be facilitated by Dr Laurence Wilse-Samson (Cornerstone Research in New York) and Professor Simon Roberts (Executive Director of the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development, University of Johannesburg), Ryan Hawthorne (Acacia Economics) and Reena das Nair (CCRED).


The course will combine lectures complemented by in-depth case study exercises involving analysis of data and fact patterns in breakaway groups. Key principles and tests taught during the lectures will be reinforced through the case study exercises.

Previous participants

Previous participants came from various institutions including Energy Regulation Board Zambia, National Energy Regulator of South Africa, COMESA Competition Commission, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Zambia, Competition and Tariff Commission Zimbabwe, Competition and Fair Trading Commission Malawi, Competition Tribunal South Africa, Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority, Multichoice, KPMG and Genesis Analytics. Comments included:

“The course was very informative and relevant to the targeted group…”

“The course was interesting since it had two components, theoretical and practical approach to competition analysis of cases; engaging and practical.”

“I think the approach of taking real life cases and discussing them is a great idea. In addition, having facilitators who are or have done the actual work before is a great idea.”

“Well presented and mix course. Very insightful into many markets. Good mix of theory and practice.” 


To register for the course, kindly complete the attached booking form. Complete the booking form and email it to Farisai Chin’anga on For further information also contact Farisai Chin’anga on


The course cost is R12 000 per person. This rate includes all the course material, lunch and refreshments only.