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Competition law and sustainable development

In this course we introduce the discussions about competition law and sustainable development from the perspective of developing countries. We discuss how competition law is related to markets in general, and then address specifically the different ways in which competition law and its enforcement facilitate or hinder economic development. We also focus on issues of sustainability, and in particular, the extent to which competition law should address environmental and governance issues and the advantages and problems of doing so.


Addressed to

This course is aimed at national and international audiences with an interest on economic law, market regulation, competition, economics, ESG goals and development. These audiences are made of both local and foreign PhD’s and Master’s students in law, political science, and international relations. We also aim at public officials of the judiciary and of administrative agencies, such as the competition authorities in Andean countries like Ecuador and Peru. 


To present to the students the relevance of competition law and its enforcement for sustainable development.

  • To understand and critically analyze the discourses and policies that have been constructed around the development and conservation of the Colombian Amazon.
  • To understand the nature and heterogeneity of some of the dynamics of territorial configuration within the region.
  • To identify possible alternatives that can contribute to both peace building and sustainable social development.


Each session will be dedicated to a single topic and will have a have a guest speaker. Prior to the speaker, the two professors will discuss the core concepts involved in the presentation by the guest speaker. Then, we will have the presentation by the guest speaker via Zoom (approximately for 45 minutes). After the presentation we will have a session with questions and answers involving the guest speaker, the professors and the students. After the presentation, the professors will close the discussion by connecting the previous discussion with the other topics that will be discussed or that have been discussed before in the course. 


This course will be the first of its kind in discussing competition law and development issues. Students will benefit mostly from looking at competition law and development by being able to discuss the topics with world-class scholars. Local students will also benefit from being able to take and participate in a course that will be 100% in English with excellent scholars without having to travel abroad. Students from neighboring countries will find this course appealing because they can take it without incurring in the expenses of travelling to the United States or the United Kingdom and enroll in a university there for a fraction of the price.



Dr. Amber Darr


Dr. Andrés Palacios Lleras


Dates: June 26 – July 10, 2023 
Schedule: 9:00 a 13:00 (Colombia Time)

Modality: Remote Access
Number of hours:  32 hours
Tyoe of Offer: Course
School: Faculty of Jurisprudence
Lenguage: English

Price: $1.703.150

•    10% Rosarista Community 
•    10% International Community
•    10% Early Payment
•    5% Summer School Graduate 

Requirements: English language proficiency mínimum B1

Subjects to homologate undergraduate:

For Jurisprudence undergraduate students:
•    Option 1:
Competition Law, Code: 11210104 - 2 credits. 
•    Option 2: Internationalization elective, Code: 18610498 - 2 credits. 

For Sociology undergraduate students: 
 International Elective I - 18610498 (2 credits).

For students from the Maestría en Economía de las Políticas Públicas:

  • Electiva - 2 credits

Subjects to homologate postgraduate:

For students of the master's degree in corporate law: It will be homologable, if it meets the conditions of the regulations, by one of the electives of 2 credits that is part of the curriculum of the master's degree in corporate law.
For students of the specialization in commercial law: The subject that could be homologated is 12720007 Competition Law.

The student will obtain:

- Certificate of participation.
- Certificate of grades. 1
- Digital badge. 2

1. Subject to the presentation and approval of the deliverables with a grade of 3.0.
2. Subject to the presentation and approval of deliverables with a grade of 4.0.


Organizing Committee

  • The academic coordinator Andres Palacios Lleras is lawyer from Universidad de Los Andes, with LL.M. from Harvard Law School and Ph.D. from University College London. He works on competition law, private law theory and contracts.
  • The administrative coordinator Natalia María Sánchez Vivares is a professional in International Relations, Specialist in Business Management and Master in International Affairs. She has extensive experience in structuring academic inputs and internationalization of education. She is currently the Coordinator of International Academic Offering of the Chancellor's Office of the Universidad del Rosario. E-mail:
  • The coordinator Andres Espitia is a professional in international relations with specialization in marketing and experience in the execution and follow-up of administrative processes in universities, management of national and international academic cooperation agreements, logistical coordination of events and reception of visits from delegations from other countries, project development, customer service and relations with national and international entities and universities. E-mail:


Timetable: 9:00 - 13:00
Intensity: 4 Hours
Sesion dates:
Topics and activities
Intensity:   4 hours
Timetable:  9:00 - 13:00
Session modality: Face to face
* What is competition law about?
* Discussion about rivalry and cooperation
* Goals of competition law regimes