Antitrust and Intellectual Property Policy Seminar

 

Winter/Spring, 2007

 

Randal C. Picker

Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law

The Law School, The University of Chicago

 

Seminar Blog: http://picker.typepad.com/picker_seminar/

 

 

Date

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Topics/Issues

Readings

Tu, 1/9, 12:15

1

Introduction to the Seminar

 

Tu, 1/23, 12:15

2

Welfare Standards in Antitrust

Farrell & Katz, The Economics of Welfare Standards in Antitrust,

Heyer, Welfare Standards and Merger Analysis: Why Not the Best?

Tu, 2/6, 12:15

3

Single-Firm Conduct

Vickers, Abuse of Market Power

Salop, Exclusionary Conduct, Effect on Consumers, and the Flawed Profit-Sacrifice Standard

Melamed, Exclusionary Conduct Under the Antitrust Laws: Balancing, Sacrifice, and Refusals to Deal

Tu, 2/20, 6:15

4

Mergers

Werden, Unilateral Competitive Effects of Horizontal Mergers I: Basic Concepts and Models

Coate, Economic Models and the Merger Guidelines: A Case Study

Tu, 3/6

5

Standard Setting

Swanson & Baumol, Reasonable and Nondiscriminatory (RAND) Royalties, Standards Selection, and Control of Market Power

Geradin & Rato, Can Standard-Setting Lead to Exploitative Abuse? A Dissonant View on Patent Hold-Up, Royalty Stacking and the Meaning of FRAND

Tu, 4/3, 12:15

6

Switching Costs and Network Effects

Farrell & Klemperer, Coordination and Lock-In: Competition with Switching Costs and  Network Effects

Tu, 4/17, 12:15

7

Antitrust Overview

Kaplow & Shapiro, Antitrust (page 1-59)

Tu, 5/1, 12:15

8

Antitrust Overview

Kaplow & Shapiro, Antitrust (pages 60-130)

Tu, 5/15, 6:15

9

Miscellaneous

Antitrust Modernization Commission

Baker, Beyond Schumpeter v. Arrow: How Antitrust Fosters Innovation

Philipson & Posner, Antitrust in the Not-for-Profit Sector