Bay Area Antitrust v.1 (Fall 2018)

Hanno Kaiser. University of California, Berkeley, 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: Overview

September 28, 2018

Topics for discussion

Reading Materials

Class 6: Abuse of dominance, Part 2: Dominance

October 5, 2018

Topics for discussion

Reading Materials

Class 7: Abuse of Dominance, Part 3: Abuse

October 12, 2018

Topics for discussion

Reading Materials

Optional Reading

Class 8: The European Commission’s Google Search Case

October 19, 2018

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Optional Reading

Class 9: The European Commission’s Google Android Case (8 am - 9:50 am)

October 26, 2018

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Class 10: Apple v. Pepper (Guest Speaker: Aaron Chiu) (1 pm - 2:50 pm)

October 26, 2018

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Class 11: The German Federal Cartel Office's Facebook Investigation

November 2, 2018

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Optional Reading

Class 12: Dominance 202: Aftermarkets

November 9, 2018

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Optional reading

Class 13: Multi-Sided Platforms after U.S. v. Amex (2018)

November 16, 2018

Required reading

Class 14: Dominance 303: Zero-Price Markets and Attention Markets

November [%%], 2018

Topics for discussion

Required reading

Optional reading

Class 15: 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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