This course addresses attempts to preserve competitive rivalry in the United States economy. Class discussion centers on examples of governmental intervention through the antitrust statutes (Sherman, Clayton, F.T.C., Robinson-Patman and Cellar-Kefauver acts) on cartels, price-fixing conspiracies, predation, mergers, monopolies, unfair acts and practices, damage calculations, discrimination, tie-in sales and vertical restraints. Important opinions include cases involving Standard Oil, American Airlines, Microsoft, Container Corp., IBM, and other companies charged with monopolization.
COURSE FORMAT: Discussion
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON Grading Mode: Graded
Prerequisites: ECON101 OR ECON110 Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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