The Annual Competition Economics Winter School is targeted mainly at competition and regulatory authorities’ employees and practitioners covers key principles in competition economics drawing from selected decisions of the Competition Tribunal of South Africa, with an emphasis on recent decisions. The course covers in detail the appropriate tests, evidence and assessment needed to analyse specific competition matters. These learnings, although based on South African experiences, have broader applicability as they serve to illustrate core competition economics principles.

A case study approach is applied, where key principles and tests are highlighted through a selection of merger, cartel and abuse of dominance cases. This is followed by hypothetical case scenarios where participants apply lessons learnt during the sessions; and feedback sessions where the hypothetical cases are debated by participants from the perspective of different stakeholders.

These are some of our previous winter schools

  1. Competition Economics winter-school: Lessons from key South African cases 2012
  2. Competition Economics winter-school: Lessons from key South African cases 2013
  3. Competition Economics Winter School: Principles and Tests in Competition Economics 2014