LLM Option European Law and Economic Analysis

Option European Law and Economic Analysis (ELEA)

An option for students in the LLM Programme and the European Economic Studies Programme in Bruges.

EU Competition Policy and Regulation

Interaction and interdependence between the disciplines of Economics and Law in the areas of competition policy and market regulation are frequent and multi-faceted. Law students will learn to integrate economic analysis in their reasoning and economists will gain an understanding of how economics plays a role in the application of legal rules. Economic analysis of European law already contributes significantly to policy-making in the EU and has become a necessary component in several areas of case law of the Union.

The ELEA option adds value to the core curricula of both lawyers and economists through a deeper knowledge and understanding of the other discipline. The purpose is not to transform lawyers into economists or vice versa. The option enables the two groups of students to ‘interconnect’ more easily and will thus be directly useful for their later work in EU competition policy enforcement and practice as well as in various fields related to market regulation.

Why choose the ELEA option?

  • As a law student, in order to gain a deeper insight into the economic underpinnings of European law.

  • As an economics student, in order to acquire a better understanding of legal concepts through a case-based approach.

  • Unique opportunity to closely interact with people from a different academic background and to apply a combined legal and economic approach towards highly topical issues in the areas of competition and regulation.

  • Students graduate in their respective department and receive a diploma supplement with the mention 'Option: European Law and Economic Analysis’.


Directors of the programme: Inge GOVAERE (LAW) and Phedon NICOLAIDES (ECO)
Academic AssistantGuido Paolini
Secretaries: Valérie HAUSPIE (LAW) and Jessie MOERMAN (ECO)

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