Firms and the public sector interact via regulation and antitrust. Firms use (or fail to use) the regulatory process for competitive advantage, and agencies and legislators use (or misuse) regulation to accomplish their policy objectives. Topics covered in this course include the analysis of market power, predation and discrimination, mergers, regulation of infrastructure industries, and health and safety regulation. Case studies include railroads; telephone, cable, and broadband; the energy industry; EU/U.S. cooperation in merger reviews; and the food industry.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: ECON101 OR ECON110
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON)(MECO)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
See course webpage at chogendorn.web.wesleyan.edu
|Examination and Assignments: |
Problem sets, quizzes, final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Please note that if you do not taken ECON 101 or ECON 110 then you need a prerequisite override.
|Instructor(s): Hogendorn,Christiaan Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: PAC004; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 0||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 12||FR: 11|