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Take a closer look. CRA economists advised counsel to Office Depot throughout a review by the US
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of its proposed $1.2 billion merger with OfficeMax. The FTC ultimately
closed its Second Request investigation, noting that the merger is unlikely to lessen competition in the
sale of consumable office supplies.

The Role of Economics in Competition Law & Practice

October 4 - March 6
Centre for Law, Economics & Society
UCL Faculty of Laws
London, UK

A team of experts from CRA's European Competition Practice, together with Dr. Andrea Coscelli, Director of Competition Economics at Ofcom, teach a six-month course on "The Role of Economics in Competition Law & Practice." Led by Cristina Caffarra, the CRA team includes Damien NevenUğur AkgünValter SoranaHugh Wills, and Hans Zenger.

The course will cover an introduction to microeconomics and industrial organization theory; as well as the application of economics to competition policy, including the analysis of market power, market definition, cartels and other coordinated behavior, unilateral conduct including predatory and exclusionary practices, and horizontal and vertical mergers. The course does not require any previous knowledge of economics.

For more details, see the course brochure and the course website.