[lawecon] 5/20-27 Criticisms and the Behavioral Approach


  • Christine Jolls, Cass R. Sunstein & Richard Thaler, A Behavioral Approach to Law and Economics, in Behavioral Law and Economics (Cass R. Sunstein ed., 2000).


  • Margaret Jane Radin, The Colin Ruagh Thomas O’fallon Memorial Lecture on Reconsidering Personhood, 74 Or. L. Rev. 423 (1995).
  • Richard H. Thaler & Cass R. Sunstein, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness (2009).
  • Other Articles in Behavioral Law and Economics (Cass R. Sunstein, Ed., 2000).

[Seminar] 4/7 English Proposals

Some Observations & Comments:

  • Say fewer words, simpler words, simplified sentences and speak slowly, but pronounce clearly.
  • Practice when taking shower, when walking about campus, etc.
  • Space matters. It’s Wang, Ming-Li, not Wang,Ming-Li; Chen (2011), not Chen(2011).
  • Check grammar in Words first since there is no grammar checking in Powerpoint.
  • Take your eyes off your slides and scan your audience from time to time.
  • Make proper highlights on your research model, data, and main findings.
  • Put more and bigger words on the slide when speaking in English, unless you’re confident the audience understands you fully.
  • Be ready to talk for 5-30 minutes.
    • Background / Introduction
    • Research Questions
    • Status Quo / Literature Reviews
    • (econ)
    • Research Model
    • Data
    • (law)
    • Issues / Analyses
    • Findings
    • Policy Suggestions
    • Conclusion
  • Always end with your own thought even when the research is not finished yet.
  • Help one another; it’s what classmates/friends are for.

[LRTW] 1/8,15 Final AO Presentations

Class meeting time:

  • 1/8 (Wed.): 10am
  • 1/15 (Wed.): 9:30am

Important notes:

  • As a presenter, you are expected to present your arguments anew, as in a conference; in other words, pretend we haven’t heard them before.
  • As a reviewer, you are expected to review the logical coherence of the arguments, the bluebooking of cited resources, and presentation performance.
  • All are expected to read everyone else’s AO, in addition to the one you review. This is your last chance to shore up your participation score.
  • Learn to take good control of your time (note the time is allocated differently from the other class). Highlight your main arguments when time is short, and elaborate when time permits.
  • Each session lasts roughly 1 hr and 10 min. (see time allocation table below).

Order of Presentations: to be decided via lottery on site.

Pairing (not the order of presentations) :

presenter reviewer
筠涵 峙枰
芝寧 思萱
冠儒 維真
峙枰 治中
郁勻 佳儒
治中 佳宜
思萱 冠儒
妤彤 芝寧
維真 妤彤
佳宜 筠涵
佳儒 郁勻

Time Allocation:

presentation 25 min.
review 10 min.
open discussion 15 min.
author’s final response 5 min.
moderator’s time 15 min.

[Antitrust] 12/16-30 Restraints of Trade

Mandatory reading:

Additional reading:

Horizontal Restraints Cases
  • F.T.C. v. Actavis, Inc., 133 S. Ct. 2223 (2013).
  • Realcomp II, Ltd. v. F.T.C., 635 F.3d 815 (6th Cir. 2011).
  • American Needle v. National Football League, 130 S. Ct. 2201 (2010).
  • Polygram Holding v. FTC, 416 F.3d 29 (D.C. Cir., 2005).
  • NCAA v. University of Oklahoma, 468 U.S. 85 (1984).
  • Broadcast Music, Inc. v. CBS, 441 U.S. 1 (1979).
  • Chicago Board of Trade v. United States, 246 U.S. 231 (1918).
Vertical Restraints Cases
  • Continental T. V., Inc. v. GTE Sylvania Inc., 433 U.S. 36 (1977).
  • State Oil v. Khan, 522 U.S. 3 (1997).
  • Albrecht v. Herald Co., 390 U.S. 145 (1968).
  • Dr. Miles Medical Co. v. John D. Park & Sons Co., 220 U. S. 373 (1911).
  • David Eisenstadt, James Langenfeld, The Role of Economics in Truncated Rule of Reason Analysis, 28-SUM Antitrust 52 (2014).
  • Gregory J. Werden, Antitrust’s Rule of Reason: Only Competition Matters, 79 Antitrust L.J. 713 (2014).
  • Geoffrey D. Oliver, Of Tenors, Real Estate Brokers and Golf Clubs: A Quick Look at Truncated Rule of Reason Analysis, 24-SPG Antitrust 40 (2010).
  • Thomas M. Jorde & David J. Teece, Rule of Reason Analysis of Horizontal Arrangements: Agreements Designed to Advance Innovation and Commercialize Technology, 61 Antitrust L.J. 579 (1993).
  • Robert H. Bork, Resale Price Maintenance and Consumer Welfare, 77 Yale L. J. 950 (1968).
  • Robert Bork, The Rule of Reason and the Per Se Concept: Price Fixing and Market Division, 74 Yale L.J. 775 (1965) and 75 Yale L.J. 373 (1966).

[Antitrust] 12/2 Mergers & Acquisitions



  • DOJ Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines.
  • German Federal Cartel Office, Guidance on Substantive Merger Control (2012).
  • United States v. General Dynamics, 415 U. S. 486 (1974).
  • FTC v. Procter & Gamble Co., 386 U.S. 568 (1967).
  • Brown Shoe v. United States, 370 U.S. 294 (1962).
  • Omnicare, Inc. v. Unitedhealth Group, Inc., 629 F.3d 697 (7th Cir. 2011).
  • FTC  v. Whole Foods Market, 548 F.3d 1028 (D.C. Cir. 2008).
  • 「錢櫃/好樂迪」結合案決定書(公結字108001)。

[Seminar] 11/26 Thesis Proposals

Some Observations & Comments:

  • Pace your speech. Draw attention to critical points.
  • Don’t forget to glaze the audience from time to time.
  • Skip parts/slides when you’re out of time. Don’t accelerate the speed you speak.
  • It’s your thesis, so always end with your own thought even when the research is not finished yet.
  • Your name should be the first name on the cover slide.
  • Pay attention to adjacent space with English punctuation marks.
    • Matthew D._Bunker,_Diluting Free Expression:_Statutory First Amendment Proxies in Trademark Dilution Law, 22 Comm. L. & Pol’y 375_(2017).
    • Lucander_(2012) . . . .
    • Taiwan Economic Journal,_TEJ.
  • The rule applies even when you’re mixing Chinese and English.
  • Help one another; it’s what classmates/friends are for.