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Relevant Courses

Econ 4010 - Intermediante Microeconomic Analysis

This course introduces you to a self-contained analysis of some of the major building blocks of neoclassical microeconomic theory and is purely theoretical in nature. This course will explore the decision-making of economic agents (consumers and firms) and examine how different market mechanisms operate to allocate resources and thereby affect social welfare.


Econ 5360 - The Economics of Market Power and Antitrust Law

Has the American Economy become dominated by monopolies? Do the big tech companies have too much market power and do they use their power to harm or benefit consumers, workers, and entrepreneurs? This course explains how economists define and analyze market power and anti-competitive practices (industrial organization) in a number of industries and addresses how economic theory and data are used in relevant policies like antitrust and sector-specific regulation. Graduate students should register for ECON 6360 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work.

Econ 5380 - Law and Economics

In the first year of law school students primarily take classes in property law, contracts, torts, and criminal law. This course covers each of these common areas of law (as well as statutory intellectual property law: patents, trademarks, and copyrights) beginning with the black letter law and then turning to the economic analysis of these legal principles. Students will also read some of the classic cases in these areas and evaluate these opinions using economics. Graduate students should register for ECON 6380 and will be held to higher standards and/or additional work.

Econ 6960/7960 - Special Topics

Antitrust of antitrust and consumer protection:  This course will cover the basics of antitrust and consumer protection.  It will be based around the Utah Law Review symposium that will occur on Oct 21.  Post conference the seminar will review the papers and discussion, and students will write papers on one of the topics presented.

Econ 7100 - Industrial Organization

Graduate level theory of industrial organization. The course will emphasize game theoretic approaches to microeconomics. The course will cover some or all of the following topics: game theory, monopoly, oligopoly, mergers, vertical restraints, price discrimination, vertical integration, product differentiation, auctions, empirical analysis of market structure, technological change, antitrust law, and regulated industries.

Law 7066 - The Antitrust-IP Intersection

This course addresses the increasingly important intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law, both in the U.S. and internationally. It first offers students a general introduction to the antitrust aspects of intellectual property law, including considerations relating to IP misuse, tying, market allocation and monopolization. Key cases from the early twentieth century are covered, along with the historically important AT&T and Microsoft cases. The class next addresses more recent issues arising in the context of technical standardization, including horizontal arrangements, due process abuses, and commitments to license patents on fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) terms. The final segment of the class considers patent (and copyright) pools, including relevant commercial and antitrust considerations. In all areas, primary attention is given to U.S. legal principles, with additional consideration of comparable developments in Europe and Asia. There are no prerequisites for this class, though some knowledge of intellectual property law is helpful.

Law 7320 - Antitrust

The study of the law and economics of antitrust policy and the public and private methods for enforcing antitrust policy. Particular emphasis is placed on the Sherman and Clayton Acts and the issues of monopolization, mergers, price fixing, boycotts, tying arrangements and state and local government actions displacing the competitive process.

Last Updated: 8/10/22