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Fall 2017
Sep 21, 2017
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ECON 429 - Topics in Compet & Regulation
This course focuses on government policy towards market power broadly defined. The relevant theory will be reviewed, followed by applications. One broad set of issues involve efforts to introduce more competition into industries (such as telecom and electricity) traditionally viewed as natural monopolies: preventing a bottleneck monopolist from distorting competition in related, potentially competitive segments; dealing with cross-subsidies and alleged cream-skimming; and improving the regulation of remaining monopoly segments. The course will also address selected aspects of antitrust in unregulated industries, such as vertical control and exclusion. In addition to lectures, we will have occasional outside speakers who are experts in their fields. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
SFS/IECO Applied Courses, College/Bus Admin Minor Bridge, Mean Grade is Calculated

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