Information Introduction

Section 1, Fall 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 76/85
Credits: 4
Days Time Room Start Date End Date






1410-1530 WB154

Course Description

For as long as there have been governments, they have intervened in the operation of markets. Those interventions have almost invariably limited the ability of firms to compete freely, such as by limiting the time and place that businesses can operate or by imposing occupational licensing requirements. But there is a small category of cases in which the impetus for governmental intervention is the advancement, not the restriction, 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 primarily study American efforts to prevent the private subversion of free competition, with some coverage of similar efforts in other legal systems, particularly the European Union. 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.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): Flex

Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: No

First Day Attendance Required: No

Course Resources: To be announced.

Course Notes: The use of computers in class is prohibited (as is the use of any kind of messaging device, such as a cell phone).

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 123820634

Modified Type: Lecture

Cross Listed: No

Concentrations: Business Organization and Finance , Economics and Social Science

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