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030139 KU Competition Law and Economics (2010W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 22.10. 16:30 - 19:30 Hörsaal U17 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 19.11. 16:30 - 19:30 Hörsaal U17 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 26.11. 16:30 - 19:30 Hörsaal U17 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 03.12. 16:30 - 19:30 Hörsaal U17 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 10.12. 16:30 - 19:30 Hörsaal U17 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 17.12. 16:30 - 19:30 Hörsaal U17 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 14.01. 16:30 - 19:30 Hörsaal U17 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 21.01. 16:30 - 19:30 Hörsaal U17 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

1. Introduction to competition policy: definition, history, and the law
2. Market power and welfare
3. Market definition and assessment of market power
4. Art 101 TFEU (Horizontal and Vertical Agreements)
5. Predation, monopolization, and other abusive practices
6. Horizontal mergers
7. Vertical mergers

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance is compulsory. If you miss class for the second time, you will need a valid excuse. At the end of the term, students will have to sit for a written exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This class pursues an interdisciplinary approach to competition policy, introducing students to both the legal and the economic aspects of the major competition policy issues. All technical issues will be carefully explained and should present no problems even to students with a weaker background in formal analysis.

Examination topics

Classroom lecture. This course is open to students of both the law department and the economics department. Law students should have basic knowledge in Austrian or European Competition Law. Economics students are expected to have a basic knowledge of microeconomics and law corresponding to the mandatory courses of the economics bachelor program.

Reading list

1) Richard Whish, Competition Law (6th edition), Oxford University Press, 2009
2) Massimo Motta: Competition Policy: Theory and Practice, Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Association in the course directory

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