Competition and Regulatory Policy

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CARLETON UNIVERSITY Department of Economics ECON 4302 Competition and Regulatory Policy

Instructor: D.G. McFetridge Fall Term 2011 Office: A806 Loeb Building Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 3748 E-mail: donald_mcfetridge@carleton.ca Office Hours: Mondays, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30, or by appointment COURSE WEB SITE: www.carleton.ca/~dmcfet/courses PREREQUISITE: ECON 2030 with a grade of C- or higher or ECON 2003 (no longer offered) with a grade of C- or higher. COURSE FORMAT: Lectures: Thursdays, 8:35 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Room: St. Patrick’s 400 EXAMINATIONS: There will be one midterm examination. It will be held in class from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Thursday October 27, 2011. There will also be a 3-hour final examination scheduled during the exam period in December. In the determination of the overall final grade for the course, the midterm examination will have a weight of 25%, and the final examination will have a weight of 45%. There is no deferred or “make-up” midterm. Students who can document a compelling reason for not writing this exam will have its 25% weight automatically added to the final exam. ASSIGNMENTS: Students are required to submit a 2000-word essay. The essay will have a weight of 30% in the determination of the final grade. The essay is due on or before Thursday, December 1, 2011. Suggested essay topics and references are listed after the course outline below. Students may choose to write on any topic covered in this course but all

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students must obtain the approval of their topic by the instructor no later than Thursday, November 10, 2011. Students must submit an essay on a topic approved by the instructor by the December 1 deadline in order to pass the course. PAUL MENTON CENTRE: “Students with disabilities requiring academic accommodations in this course are encouraged to contact a coordinator at the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities to complete the necessary letters of accommodation. After...
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