PhD defence: Dzmitry Bartalevich

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Dzmitry Bartalevich has submitted his thesis entitled: Do economic theories inform policy? Analysis of the influence of the Chicago School on European Union competition policy.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:00 to 12:00

The dissertation investigates the influence of the Chicago School of antitrust analysis on the competition policy of the European Union (EU). The dissertation encapsulates three articles. The first article employs qualitative content analysis to assess whether and the extent to which the European Commission incorporates Chicago School theory into EU competition policy. The second article is exploratory; it narrows the focus on EU merger control and employs descriptive network analysis to investigate the overall composition of mergers cleared by the Commission during the period 2004–2015 and attempts to reinforce the results of the analysis in the first article. The third article expands on the findings of the first and second articles and employs exponential random graph models to analyze, on the basis of Commission merger cases cleared during the period 2004–2015, whether the Harvard School, the Freiburg School, and considerations for Single Market integration underpin EU merger control, in addition to the influence of the Chicago School.
Primary Supervisor:
Professor MSO, Dr. Poul Fritz Kjær
Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy
Copenhagen Business School
Secondary Supervisor:
External Associate Professor Björn Lundquist
Law Department
Copenhagen Business School
Assessment Committee:

Professor Christina D. Tvarnø (Chair)
Law Department
Copenhagen Business School
Professor Imelda Patricia Maher
School of Law
University College Dublin
Professor Xavier Groussot
Faculty of Law
Lund University
The thesis will be available here
The Doctoral School of Organisation and Management Studies will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in the meeting room of the Department of Business and Politics villa on Steen Blichersvej 22.

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