Bay Area Antitrust v.1 (Fall 2018)

Hanno Kaiser. U.C. Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Room 170

Friday, 8 am (sharp!) - 9:50 am

Note that this is an evolving syllabus, as we will discuss key issues of technology antitrust using current cases and materials. In other words, stuff on this website will change during the course of the semester.

Class 1: Technology Antitrust: Framework and a Baseline Case

August 24, 2018

Topics for discussion

Reading Materials

Optional

Class 2: Disruptive Business Model or Illegal Cartel?

August 31, 2018

Topics for discussion

Reading Materials

Optional

Class 3: The Sharing Economy and Algorithmic Collusion

September 7, 2018

Topics for discussion

Reading Materials

Optional

Class 4: Coordinating Ecosystems (Apple, Amazon, eBay, Spotify, etc.) (§1)

September 14, 2018

Topics for discussion

Reading Materials

Optional

Class 5: Abuse of dominance, Part 1: Dominance

September [%%], 2018

Topics for discussion

Reading Materials

Optional

Class 6: Abuse of Dominance, Part 2: Abuse

September [%%], 2018

Topics for discussion

Reading Materials

Optional Reading

Class 7: The European Commission’s Google Search Case

October [%%], 2018

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Class 8: The European Commission’s Google Android Case

October [%%], 2018

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Optional reading

Class 9: The German Federal Cartel Office's Facebook Investigation

October [%%], 2018

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Class 10: Multi-Sided Platforms after U.S. v. Amex (2018)

October [%%], 2018

Class 11: Dominance 202: Aftermarkets

October [%%], 2018

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Optional reading

Class 12: Dominance 303: Zero-Price Markets and Attention Markets

November [%%], 2018

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Optional reading

Class 13: ?

November [%%], 2018

Topics for discussion

Class 14: Review: Putting it all together (and on paper)

December [%%], 2018

Topics for review

Required reading

Policy, Tangents and Detours (not mandatory)

A (very incomplete) list of interesting technology books (not mandatory)

Recommended antitrust resources (not mandatory)


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