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Fordham Competition Law Institute
Refresher Course
July 6-10, 2009

Agenda

Monday, July 6
Introduction & Key Economic Concepts
Policy objectives; influence of competition economics
Key economic concepts, including market power; market definition; entry analysis
Instructor: Benoit Durand, RBB Economics


Tuesday, July 7
Horizontal Agreements (competitor collaboration)
Approaches to the analysis of agreements among competitors; ancillary restraints; information exchanges & other facilitating practice
Instructor: Stephen Calkins, Wayne State University School of Law;
Instructor: Andreas Reindl, FCLI


Wednesday, July 8
Mergers
Refresher:  key economic concepts;
unilateral effects, coordinated effects; horizontal, vertical and conglomerate mergers; efficiencies; use of economic evidence in merger review; standards of proof
Instructor: Ken Heyer, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
Instructor: Svend Albaek, European Commission, DG Comp


Thursday, July 9
Monopolization/Abuse of Dominance
Refresher:  key economic concepts:  market power; policy approaches in monopolization and abuse of dominance cases
Pricing conduct:  rebates, discounts; predation; non-pricing conduct:  tying, bundling, “cheap exclusion”
Refusal to supply and essential facilities 
Instructor: Frederic Jenny, Cour de cassation, France
Instructor: William Kovacic, U.S. Federal Trade Commission


Friday, July 10
Vertical Agreements; Remedies
Morning Remedies in single firm conduct cases 
Instructor: Andrew J. Heimert, U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Afternoon Economics of vertical agreements
Instructor: Howard Marvel, Ohio State University, Department of Economics