Competition Agency Leaders Executive Programme (CALEP)


 6-10 July 2024  Minoa Palace Resort, Chania, Crete Island, 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 includes 18 sessions and two special lectures.

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2024 CALEP Lecturers
Dr. Matthew Bennett [Bio]
Charles River Associates
Prof. William E. Kovacic [Bio]‌ 
George Washington University
Aleksandra Boutin [Bio]
Positive Competition
Prof. Margarita Mayo Cuellar [Bio]
International University in Spain
Xavier Boutin [Bio]
Positive Competition
Prof. 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
Prof. Howard Shelanski [Bio
Georgetown University
Prof. Yannis Katsoulacos [Bio]
Athens University of Economics and Business
Ori Schwartz [Bio
OECD Competition Division
  Prof. Heike Schweitzer [Bio
Humboldt University
Programme Application

Register here.

For more information, please contact: 

CRESSE Secretariat
Ms Efi Anastasiadou 
Center for Economic Research and Competition Strategy (KOPES), Athens, Greece 
Tel.: +30 210 8810558 


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