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Department of Business and Economics

Competition policy

Module:  Module 8 a-d / 10: Empirical Economic Policy II
Lecturer: Michael Böhm / Tim Seidinger
Scope / Credits: 4 SWS / 7,5 Credits
Course type: Lecture and exercise
Language: German
Date and place: Lecture: Wednesday 8:30am - 10:00am (CT/HS ZE01)
Exercise: Thursday 2:00pm - 4:00pm (HGII/HS4)
Beginning: 11.10.2023 (Lecture)
19.10.2023 (Exercise)
Exam: Oral examination

Contents overview

The module deals with the most important forms, causes and consequences of competition restrictions.

Contents are different forms of competition, the use of strategic advantages on the company side, consequences for welfare and pension distribution as well as state regulation in the presence of natural monopolies.

Participation requirements and grading

This module is a compulsory elective module in the Bachelor's degree programmes Economics, Business Mathematics, Economic Journalism, Industrial Engineering and Logistics as well as in the Master's degree programmes WiWi for a teaching profession at a vocational college and Social Sciences for a teaching profession at grammar schools/comprehensive schools (LABG 2009+2016). It can be taken as a complementary/minor subject in the Bachelor's degree programmes in Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Journalism, Applied Literature, Cultural Studies and Linguistics, Educational Sciences as well as in the Master's degree programmes in Computer Science, Chemical Biology and Physics.

There are no prerequisites for participation. However, modules 1, 2 and 5a are recommended.

The final grades are based on a graded module examination in the form of a (possibly digital) oral examination, which lasts approx. 15 to 30 minutes.

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