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Regulation Law and Economics Seminar
J.D. Seminar 499 | 3 credit hours
This seminar provides an broad overview of the law and economics of regulation. We will cover the following three areas: antitrust; economic regulation; and health, environmental, and safety regulation. The first section covers oligopoly, collusion, strategic competition, mergers, monopolization, and price discrimination. The second section covers the theory of natural monopoly and is relevant to students who are interested in regulation of electric utilities, cable television, telecommunications, or transportation. The third section covers valuation of life, environmental regulation, product safety, workplace safety, and pharmaceutical policy.
Recommended: Some familiarity with economics and mathematics is preferred but not required.
This seminar requires a paper. Students must register for the three-credit section of the seminar if they wish to write a paper fulfilling the Upperclass Writing Requirement. Students in the two-credit section will write weekly discussion papers. The paper requirements of the two-credit section will not fulfill the Upperclass Writing Requirement. Note: Familiarity with administrative law or substantive fields such as antitrust or environmental law is not required.