• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Law, Economics

This course covers competition policy and a brief introduction to the economics of regulation. We use theoretical industrial organisation models to analyse firms' competitive and anti-competitive behaviour . We will study conducts such as collusion, merger, vertical control, predation, and some other non-price monopolization practices. We will also discuss various competition policy guidelines including the ACCC merger guideline and Competition and Consumer Act 2010. In the last part of the course, we briefly introduce the theory of regulation.  

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the main economic theories that form the foundation of competitive policies;
  2. create simple models that evaluate policy interventions in markets;
  3. criticique decisions by courts and regulatory agencies regarding anticompetitive claims;
  4. comment on the welfare implications of various conducts of the firms in several different market environments;
  5. demonstrate a basic understanding of the theory of regulation.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assessment may consist of a Final Exam, mid-semester exam(s), quizzes, assignments or some combination thereof. See the Class Summary for details. (100) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

130 hours in total over the semester consisting of lectures, tutorials and private study time.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must have completed EMET1001 and ECON2101 (ECON2101 can be replaced by ECON2141 or ECON3152). This course is incompatible with ECON6181 and ECON8055.

Prescribed Texts

See Class Summary.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4402 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

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