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The objective of this course is to familiarize you with two of the major instruments of competition policy antitrust and regulation and to enable students to think analytically and critically about the multidisciplinary aspects of competition policy across a variety of industries. We will examine imperfectly competitive market structures, strategic firm conduct such as pricing, output, quality, choice, entry, and market performance.
The course will emphasize the economic-legal concepts that form the basis for antitrust and regulation, the qualitative and quantitative tools that are useful for thinking critically about a wide range of competition issues, across a variety of industries, and using real world applications. Applying these skills to past, present, and prospective issues and problems will be a central focus of the course.
Studies from a variety of industries are used to illustrate concepts, including mergers, collusive agreements, monopolization, and networks. Cases covered include high technology, energy, telecommunications, sports, transportation, agriculture, consumer products, and others.
Individual and group projects help develop advocacy and public speaking skills.
The course consists of four parts that will explore theory, tools, and applications involving antitrust and regulation. Part I examines problems involving horizontal structure (mergers). Part II looks at horizontal practices (e.g., cartels, coordinated interaction, bid rigging). Part III addresses vertical and related market issues (e.g., tying, bundling, and resale price maintenance), and Part IV looks at network issues (e.g., aftermarket issues, predation).
Meets with ECON 4797.
TLEN 5010 Network Economics 1
If a proctor is indicated as “required” above, you will need an appropriate person to proctor exams/quizzes for the course. Examples of an appropriate person to proctor your exams/quizzes are your supervisor/manager, an education/training or personnel official in your company, or a librarian. The proctor may not be a friend, relative, or co-worker. The proctor’s address must be a business address. More detailed information about proctors is available on our Exam/Quiz Proctor page.
For those able to come to campus, CAETE provides free proctoring services.
Contact us at 303-492-6331 or email@example.com to schedule a test appointment or if you have questions.
Meeting Days Legend: Monday (M), Tuesday (T), Wednesday (W), Thursday (R), Friday (F), Saturday (S), Sunday (U)
Summer Terms: M = Maymester, A = 1st 5 weeks, B= 2nd 5 weeks, C = 8 weeks, D= 10 weeks
Refer to the Academic Calendar for specific dates.
|Spring 2014||Classroom Only||TR||ECON 117||Moss, D|
|Spring 2013||12:45 PM - 02:00 PM||TR||ECEE 283||Moss, D|
|Spring 2012||12:30 PM - 01:45 PM||TR||ECCS 1B28||Moss, D|
|Spring 2011||12:30 PM - 01:45 PM||TR||ECCS 1B14||Moss, D|
|Spring 2010||12:30 PM - 01:45 PM||TR||ECCS 1B28||Moss, D|