Spring 2014 not offered
Firms and the public sector interact via regulation and antitrust. Firms use (or fail to use) the regulatory process for competitive advantage, and agencies and legislators use (or misuse) regulation to accomplish their policy objectives. Topics covered in this course include the analysis of market power, predation and discrimination, mergers, regulation of infrastructure industries, and health and safety regulation. Case studies include railroads; telephone, cable, and broadband; the energy industry; EU/U.S. cooperation in merger reviews; and the food industry.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: ECON101 OR ECON110
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(ECON-MN)(ECON)
Economics of Regulation and Antitrust: Fourth Edition by W. Kip Viscusi, Joseph E. Harrington, John M. Vernon, MIT Press
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Midterm exams, short papers, final exam.
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