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Spring 2012 - Antitrust

Wickelgren, Abraham L

Credit Hours: 3  Course ID: 360K  Unique # 29120

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
MW9:05 - 10:20 amTNH 3.127
Exam Type  Date Time      Name Range Regular Room Extegrity Room
Final Friday, May 4 1:30 pm - A-Z
2.123
2.123
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
The course studies the development, interpretation, and application of the antitrust laws of the United States, specifically the Sherman Act, Clayton Act, FTC Act and other laws designed to protect consumers by ensuring competition in the marketplace.  Specific topics include dominant firm behavior and exclusionary conduct, agreements among competitors, mergers, and vertical agreements (such as agreements between a supplier and a distributor).  The course examines Supreme Court case law, recent and influential lower court decisions, and modern enforcement practice at the Federal Trade Commission and United States Department of Justice.  Although basic economic concepts are integrated throughout the course, no background in economics is required or assumed.  The class will begin with a brief primer on the most important economic concepts we will use in the course in order to make the course accessible to all interested students.

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