20142 - COMPETITION LAW
Course taught in English
The course discusses the U.S. and EU antitrust laws to elicit the economic and legal arguments that may be used to characterize agreements, monopolistic conduct and mergers as unlawful. In particular, after the analysis of some basic concepts common to the two jurisdictions, the course relies on the U.S. and EU case law and on main-stream economic theories to examine the conditions under which some business practices impair market functioning.
Attendance is highly recommended, but not compulsory.
- The goals of antitrust law.
- The U.S. and EU enforcing systems.
- The U.S. and EU remedies.
- The notions of market power and market definition.
- Monopolistic conduct.
The final exam consists of two open questions and some multiple choices. Those who make class presentations of the assigned cases are allowed to skip the multiple choices and answer another open question.
- PPT presentations, documents and case law are uploaded on the e-learning.
- Selected Articles and Materials are available at MasterCopy.