Regulation in Product Markets

Guest Instructor: 
Robert Schmidt (HU Berlin)
Pio Baake (TU Berlin/DIW)
Time I: 
Friday, 02:00pm to 04:00pm
Venue I: 
HU Berlin, Spandauer Straße 1, Room 21b

The objective of the course is twofold. First, it familiarizes students with the most standard results and standard analyses of
regulation in product markets. The course addresses, in particular, regulatory issues due to market power and concentrates on
monopoly, merger regulation and anti-trust. Second, the course discusses regulatory issues that are directly related to the research
themes of the doctoral program, in particular environmental regulation and regulation in vertical relationships.

Course Outline:
I. Price and Monopoly Regulation (Strausz)
II. Regulation in Networks: interconnected networks and switching costs (Bedre-Defolie)
III. Regulation in Vertical Markets (Baake)
IV. Environmental Regulation (Schmidt)

Please note that the grades will be obtained throughout the course, there will be no exam at the end of the lecture period.

25.10.2013: Roland Strausz
01.11.2013: Roland Strausz
08.11.2013: Roland Strausz
15.11.2013: Özlem Bedre (Lecture starts at 14:00 sharp)
22.11.2013: Özlem Bedre (Lecture starts at 14:00 sharp)
29.11.2013: Özlem Bedre (Lecture starts at 14:00 sharp)
06.12.2013: Özlem Bedre (Lecture starts at 14:00 sharp)
13.12.2013: Pio Baake
20.12.2013: Pio Baake
10.01.2014: Pio Baake
17.01.2014: Pio Baake
24.01.2014: Robert Schmidt
31.01.2014: Robert Schmidt
07.02.2014: Robert Schmidt
14.02.2014: Robert Schmidt

Fall 2013
End date of the whole course: 
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 4:00pm