Fall 2015
    Law No.: LAW7005
    Sched. No.: 115821177

Section 1
Nachbar, Thomas B.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):TRF, 1300-1400 (WB101)
Capacity:103 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**
Current Enrollment:68 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**

Course Description:


COURSE DESCRIPTION: For as long as there have been governments, they have intervened in the operation of markets, and such efforts have been criticized (at least in the last 200 years or so) for their deleterious effects on competition. But what about those cases in which the impetus for governmental intervention is the advancement of competition? Such efforts can be partially evaluated by their effectiveness, but their justification must ultimately lie in the end they are designed to serve—competition—an end whose definition, much less value, is far from settled. This class will study American efforts to prevent the private subversion of free competition. In addition to analysis of the statutes and case law, we will consider the history of antitrust regulation and the economic assumptions that drive much of its application. Fortunately, the applicable economic concepts are not complicated, and special effort will be made to introduce them to those students who have no background in economics.

The use of computers in class is prohibited (as is the use of any kind of messaging device, such as a cell phone). Class sessions will be recorded and posted to the course web site.

Course Requirement:Flex examination at the end of the semester.