Instructor(s): Anthony Niblett

For graduate students, the course number is LAW2014HS.

This course satisfies the Perspective course requirement.

This course will be taught at the law school and is open both to law students and honours and graduate students in economics. It is assumed that law students taking the course have a basic grounding in micro-economics. The purpose of this course is to explore the implications of economic theory for various aspects of competition policy. The course will focus on Canadian competition policy, but the policies of the United States and the European Union will also be examined. The course will review the economic theory in order to provide a framework for evaluating the legal treatment of various practices. Topics to be addressed include: the economic and non-economic goals of competition policy; collusion, price fixing and facilitating practices; horizontal mergers; monopoly and monopolization; price discrimination and predatory pricing; and vertical restraints, including resale price maintenance, exclusive dealing, tying, territorial restrictions and requirements contracting.

Evaluation
Students will be required to write a paper of 5,000 words on a topic of their choosing (80%). The balance of their evaluation (20%) will be based on class participation which includes input into class discussions and five comments (250-500 words each) on the readings. Students may fulfill both the SUYRP and Perspective paper requirements in this course.

At a Glance

Second Term
Credits
3
Hours
3
SUYRP
Perspective course

Enrolment

Maximum
36

29 JD
5 LLM/SJD/MSL/NDEGS/SJD U

2 graduate students in Economics

Schedule

M: 2:10 - 3:25
W: 2:10 - 3:25