Competition Agency Leaders Executive Programme (CALEP)


 4-8 September 2021  Heraklion, Crete, Greece  


Co-organised by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Competition and Regulation European Summer School and Conference (CRESSE)



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The Competition Agency Leaders Executive Programme (CALEP) is a yearly training program co-organised by the OECD Competition Division and CRESSE. The programme is taught by eminent competition professors, lawyers, economists and members of the OECD Secretariat. The course is tailored to leaders and emerging leaders, such as Heads, Commissioners, Board Members and Senior Officials (Directors General and other high-level officers) of competition and other regulatory agencies throughout the world.

Its main objectives and intended learning outcomes are to give an opportunity to participants to:

  • get acquainted with the economic theories that underlie competition law and the methods and tools that are used to assess potentially anti-competitive business practices
  • learn about how to manage the external and internal environments of competition agencies and about the assessment of economic evidence in Courts
  • learn about the latest developments in competition law in the EU, North America and other jurisdictions
  • get acquainted with  OECD instruments, guidelines and best practices, as well as with recent OECD policy work and discussions on the digital economy and other topics
  • get acquainted with HR management issues, developing talent, career progression, leadership and leading change.

A multidisciplinary approach is followed, with courses in competition economics and law and in management taught by leading experts with deep expertise and vast practical experience in competition law and its enforcement from academia, policy world and from the private and public sector.

The course runs for four and a half days and includes 18 sessions, two special lectures and a keynote lecture.

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» 2021 Agenda


2021 CALEP Lecturers
Dr. Matthew Bennett [Bio]
Charles River Associates
Prof. Yannis Katsoulacos [Bio]
Athens University of Economics and Business
calep-antonio-capobianco Mr. Antonio Capobianco [Bio]
OECD Competition Division
Prof. Assimakis Komninos‌ [Bio]
White & Case
Prof. Olga Epitropaki [Bio]
Durham University Business School
Prof. William E. Kovacic [Bio]‌ 
Director, Competition Law Centre,
The George Washington Univesity
Prof. Amelia Fletcher [Bio]
University of East Anglia
Nancy Papalexandris [Bio]
Athens University of Economics and Business
Dr. António Gomes [Bio]
OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs
Prof. Maarten Pieter Schinkel [Bio] 
University of Amsterdam

Prof. Frédéric Jenny [Bio]
OECD Competition Committee



Program Application

To see how to apply for a place in the Competition Agency Leaders Executive Programme (CALEP) please access this page or contact the CRESSE Secretariat: 


CRESSE Secretariat
Ms Alexandra SARAFIDOU
Center for Economic Research and Competition Strategy (KOPES), 3 Dochiariou Str., GR113 62 Athens, GREECE
Tel.: +30 210 8810558 Fax: +30 210 8238812




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