Course Details

Antitrust Economics
MECN-926-5
0.5 CR
Elective
PASS / NO CREDIT
Yes (may vary by section)
DESCRIPTION
A knowledge of antitrust is critical for business owners and managers. Collusive agreements among competitors can be prosecuted as felony offenses, mergers that raise anti-competitive concerns may be subject to the scrutiny of the federal government, and other arrangements between firms may be subject to civil lawsuits. Because antitrust laws are based in economics, business students should be equipped to understand the economic foundation for antitrust laws. The economic perspective taught in this course will provide you an edge if you encounter antitrust-related questions or concerns in your business in the future. The first three modules of the course will provide a practical introduction to the methods that economists use to analyze classic antitrust issues – collusion, mergers, and vertical arrangements. The last two modules will focus on the hottest and most rapidly evolving antitrust issues of the day – those involving “Big Tech” firms, including Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple.
TRACKS
Economics Major
SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Fall 2022
CH
EV

CH (Chicago)
EV (Evanston)
DayTime
Evening
Saturdays
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PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites:
All Students: MECN-430-0