This course presents the different interactions between competition policies at international level, and in particular in Europe and the United States: differences between legislations, conflicts and constraints for multinational companies, risks in terms of legal certainty, challenges of harmonization antitrust laws. It deals with rules on cartels, merger control, abuse of a dominant position and State aid. As part of this course, students will be asked to present a study from the International Competition Network: oral presentation and written support from documents published in English. The assessment also includes a terminal exam.
Two hours will be devoted to research methodology to prepare students for writing their final dissertation: research of scientific articles, presentation of the bibliography.
Constance Monnier-Schlumberger is a lecturer at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne where she teaches competition policy and the economy. She also taught at the French Business School ESCP Europe. Before her doctorate in economics, she studied political science at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), economics at Paris 1 University and at the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom), as well that European law at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Since 2013, she has been a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN). In this capacity, she participated in the activities of the International Competition Network concerning cartels and abuse of a dominant position. Constance Monnier-Schlumberger's publications deal with economics and competition policy, with an emphasis on cartels.