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28.09.2011
Please watch the hearing "The Power of Google: Serving Consumers or Threatening Competition?", take detailed written notes and be prepared for a lively discussion (GROUP 1: from 25:09 to 85:00; GROUP 2: from 85:00 to 140:00; GROUP 3: from 140:00 to the end).

05.10.2011
Please study
Joel Klein, US Department of Justice, "TIME FOR A GLOBAL COMPETITION INITIATIVE?".
Watch/Read and be able to discuss:
Alessandra TONAZZI, Italian Competition Authority, "The Governance of Global Competition: ICN’s Next Decade"
Oliver BUDZINSKI, University of Southern Denmark, "[http://www.jus.unitn.it/users/vezzoso/Budzinski_ICN_Trento_E04.ppt The Governance of Global
Competition: Challenges for the Second Decade of the ICN]"

12.10.2011
Please add to our wiki (unilateral conduct page) your country's relevant provisions on abuses of dominant position , both in original and translated into English.

19.10.2011
Please revise/study:
F. Scherer, ABUSE OF DOMINANCE BY HIGH TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISES:A COMPARISON OF U.S. AND E.C. APPROACHES.
Please study:
OECD, Refusal to deal, pp.21-54 (first six lines); pp.193-207.
S. Vezzoso, The Incentives Balance Test in the EU Microsoft Case: A More 'Economics-Based' Approach?.

26.10.2011
Please study carefully and think of inspiring questions for our guest lecturer:
M.Dolmans, C.Piana, A Tale of Two Tragedies – A plea for open standards, International Free and Open Source Software Law Review, 2010.

27.10.2011
Please listen to the recording of the ICN teleseminar on unilateral conduct in the pharmaceutical industry and view the slide deck used during the teleseminar. Take detailed written notes and be prepared for a challenging discussion.

16.11.2011
Please study carefully OECD, Crisis Cartels, pp.19-50. Read also one of the countries' contributions, each of you should read a different contribution and be able to give an overview of it (there are 23 contributions, exactly the number of class participants). Be sure that the contribution you have chosen is still free before you start reading ; the list of reservations is here.

24.11.2011
Please read and ponder on:
ICN, Trends and Developments in Cartel Enforcement, pp. 1-14;
OFT, Drivers of Compliance and Non-Compliance with Competition Law

30.11.2011
Please study:
N. Petit, D. Henry, Vertical Restraints under EU Competition Law: Conceptual Foundations and Practical Framework, pp. 1-15; 18-23; 26 (from paragraph 1.2) - 29; 36-46.

05-6.12.11
Please read:
V.Radaev, WHERE DOES THE DEMAND FOR REGULATION COME FROM? THE STATE’S RETURN TO THE RETAIL TRADE IN RUSSIA
S. Avdasheva & A. Shastitko, Russian anti-trust policy: power of enforcement versus quality of rules, downloadable from Comunitaonline

14.12.11
ICN, THE ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK FOR MERGER CONTROL
H.Hovenkamp, ON THE QUANTIFICATION OF HARM TO COMPETITION BY NATIONAL COURTS AND COMPETITION AGENCIES

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