KYIV SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

ANTITRUST LAW AND ECONOMICS

Daniel Rubinfeld
Robert L. Bridges Professor of Law and Professor of Economics
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

April 12-14, 2010

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/faculty/rubinfeldd/Profile/coursesindex.html

Reference:

Carlton & Perloff, Modern Industrial Organization, 4th ed., 2004, Addison-Wesley.

Eisenach & Lenard, eds., Competition, Innovation and the Microsoft Monopoly: Antitrust in the Digital Marketplace, 1999, Kluwer.

Kwoka & White, eds., The Antitrust Revolution, 5th ed., 2009, Oxford University Press.

Pindyck & Rubinfeld, Microeconomics, 7th ed., 2008, Prentice-Hall.

 

READING ASSIGNMENTS

I. Analysis of Mergers

Session 1 - The Merger Guidelines: Market Definition

1992 Horizontal Merger Guidelines, U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission” (http://www.ftc.gov/bc/docs/horizmer.htm).

2003 EU Horizontal Merger Guidelines.

Daniel Rubinfeld, “Market Definition,” Notes. 

 

Session 2 - Market and Monopoly Power

Thomas Krattenmaker, Robert Lande & Steven Salop, “Monopoly Power and Market Power in Antitrust Law,” 76 Georgetown Law Journal, 1987, pp. 241-269.

Jonathan B. Baker and Daniel L. Rubinfeld, “Empirical Methods in Antitrust Litigation: Review and Critique,” 1 American Law and Economics Review, 1999, pp. 386-405.

 

Session 3 -  Unilateral Effects Analysis - Differentiated Products Mergers

Ivaldi, et. al, “The Economics of Unilateral Effects,” pp., 3-26, Interim Report for DG Competition, November 2003. [Available at http://ec.europa.eu/comm/competition/mergers/studies_reports/studies_reports.html]

Serdar Dalkir and Frederick R. Warrant-Boulton, “Prices, Market Definition, and the Effects of Mergers:  Staples-Office Depot (1997),” in Kwoka and White, 4th Edition, pp. 52-72.

 

II. Abuse of Dominance

 

Session 4 - Tacit Collusion and Coordinated Effects

Ivaldi, et. al, “The Economics of Tacit Collusion,” Final Report for DG Competition, European Commission, March, 2003, pp. 4-57.

John M. Connor, "Global Cartels Redux: The Lysine Antitrust Litigation (1996)," in Kwoka and White, 5th Edition, pp. 300-328.

 

Session 5 - The U.S. Microsoft Case

Daniel L. Rubinfeld, “Maintenance of Monopoly: U.S. v. Microsoft,” in Kwoka & White, 5th Edition, pp. 530-557.

U.S. vs. Microsoft Corp, Opinion of the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (6/28/01) (http://pacer.cadc.uscourts.gov/common/opinions/200106/00‑5212a.txt)

 

Session 6 - Essential Facilities and Refusals to Deal

Carl Shapiro, “Aftermarkets and Consumer Welfare: Making Sense of Kodak,” Antitrust Law Journal, Vol. 63, 1995, pp. 483-511.

Dennis W. Carlton, “A General Analysis of Exclusionary Conduct and Refusal to Deal - Why Aspen and Kodak are Misguided,” Antitrust Law Journal, Vol. 68, Issue 3, 2001, pp. 659-683.