Topics on Competition and Regulation


Topics on Competition and Regulation

Facultad de Economía
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If markets were perfectly competitive, there would be little need for regulation. However, many industries are dominated by a small number of firms and imperfect competition and other market failures are often the norm. This course uses models from industrial organization to study competition policy and regulation of industry. The course will apply these approaches to study regulation and competition policy in a variety of settings including health care, energy, transportation, and technology. The goals of the course include understanding theoretical models, developing familiarity with empirical methods, and being able to analyze the benefits and costs of government intervention in markets.

Regular students at the University (students who are studying for an undergraduate or graduate degree) will not be able to register through the Educación Continua for this course. In case of registration, the Management will proceed with its return.

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Previous knowledge in macroeconomics 2, econometrics 1, and ideally game theory.


This course consists of lectures classes and readings that students will need to prepare before each class. It is an intensive course in a short period of time that requires a high level of dedication from the students.

The course will be in person and in English.


Zach Brown

Zach Brown holds a Ph.D. and Master's degree in Economics from Columbia University and is an economist from the University of California, Berkeley. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan and an Associate Researcher at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His research focuses on the industrial organization of health care, insurance, and digital markets. He uses theory and data to understand how individuals and firms operate in these markets and how to regulate them effectively, with a particular emphasis on the role of information.


Eventualmente la Universidad puede verse obligada, por causas de fuerza mayor a cambiar sus profesores o cancelar el programa. En este caso el participante podrá optar por la devolución de su dinero o reinvertirlo en otro curso de Educación Continua que se ofrezca en ese momento, asumiendo la diferencia si la hubiere.

La apertura y desarrollo del programa estará sujeto al número de inscritos. El Departamento/Facultad (Unidad académica que ofrece el curso) de la Universidad de los Andes se reserva el derecho de admisión dependiendo del perfil académico de los aspirantes.