UT Dallas 2015 Graduate Catalog

ECON6343 - Economic Regulation of Business

ECON 6343 Economic Regulation of Business (3 semester credit hours) Studies the rationale for, and the history and political-economic results of, government intervention in markets in the form of (1) direct regulation of prices, quantity, entry and exit, and product quality in industries (utility, communication, and transportation), and (2) indirect intervention through antitrust laws and the regulation of advertising. Government deregulation and changes in antitrust institutions also are explored. Prerequisite: ECON 5321 or ECON 6301 or PA 7317. (3-0) T