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derechocompetencia4 (1)A fellow blogger, Juan David Gutierrez from Derecho de la competencia has asked me to post on this blog the following research proposal:

I am conducting a research on the Latin American antitrust community as part of the investigation projects of the Competition Law Study Center (CEDEC) at U. Javeriana in Bogota. In particular we are interested in studying how competition law is taught in our region and the impact of Universities in the development of competition law.

To this end, we are collecting information regarding courses on competition law and policies (and related areas, such as industrial organization and regulation) in Latin America. I published a first draft in the “Boletín Latinoamericano de Competencia” N°26, (titled  “La comunidad académica y la defensa de la libre competencia: Bases para una propuesta en América Latina”) which explains the rationale for the research topic and academic proposal.

We hope to collect more data with the help of Latin American Universities, professors and practitioners. The information per course that we require is the following:

  • University’s name.
  • Geographical location of the University.
  • School or department that offers the course (law school, economics, management).
  • Title of the course.
  • Type of course. Undergraduate (mandatory or optional), Graduate (specialization, masters or Phd) or a short course (seminar, certificate, etc:).
  • Course length and class hours per week
  • Teacher’s name and e-mail.
  • Teacher’s academic experience and studies.
  • Syllabus (subjects studied during the course) for each course.
  • Number of students (average or per course)
  • Since when it has been taught.
  • Periodicity of the course. (once every two years, once a year, twice a year, monthly, etc).
  • Additional information. Website, events, publication, concluded researches or on going, etc.

I cordially invite to send us the information, to the following e-mail addresses: and

All the data collected will be made available at Once the information has been processed, we will get in touch with all those who participated in the research in order to share the results and strengthen the bonds between them.

Written by Nicolas Petit

29 October 2009 at 11:18 pm

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