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"People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices."

--Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations (1776)

Syllabus Spring 2023 syllabus
Spring 2023 course packet


Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Competition, U.S. Federal Trade Commission

U.S. antitrust laws (See also Viscusi, Harrington, and Sappington (2018) pp. 111-112.)
Handwritten text of Sherman Act of 1890
Archive of U.S. Supreme Court cases

U.S. merger enforcement--general information
Horizontal merger guidelines
Vertical merger guidelines

Competition policy in other countries
Anti-Monopoly Law of the Peoples Republic of China
Directorate for Competition of the European Union
Japan Fair Trade Commission
Competition Bureau Canada
U.K. Competition and Markets Authority

U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Wholesale electric power markets in the U.S.

Old Exams

Exams are in PDF format. Answer keys are in HTML format.

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