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The Tilburg Law and Economics Center has a call for research proposals out in the amount of EUR 15,000. Proposals are due November 20th. Details here.
TOTM is never above a little bit of self promotion.Â In that spirit, I’m very pleased to announce that we’ve made #64 on Brian Gongol’s rankings of business and economics blogs.Â Aaron Schiff, author of an excellent new (at least to me) economics blog called 26econ.com, also has a new set of rankings for economics ... TOTM Gets Ranked …
The New York Times isn’t the only one calling for the FTC to go after Intel for its purportedly exclusionary discounting. The reliably interventionist American Antitrust Institute concurs. In a recent letter to the FTC, it wrote: Based on allegations by AMD [Advanced Micro Devices] in a private U.S. case and on what we have ... Intel’s Loyalty Rebates: Why the Interventionists Are Wrong
This time from Paste Magazine (HT: Peter Schwartz via Wired Blog Magazine), and motivated by the Radiohead Experiment, and with an interesting twist: Subscribers who choose to pay more than the normal $19.95 asking price will have their names printed in an upcoming issue of the magazine, but the entire year-long subscription can in fact ... Yet Another Voluntary Pricing Experiment
I just wandered down to the local Panera Bread for lunch and picked up someone’s discarded copy of today’s New York Times. One of today’s editorials, F.T.C. Goes AWOL, claims that the Federal Trade Commission “clearly shares the ‘starve the regulators and coddle industry’ philosophy that has driven the Bush administration for seven years.” The ... NYT’s Freudian Slip
In the process of reading the number of informative (and at least one funny one) posts around the blogosphere on the AALS job market and job talks, I ran into this piece of advice from Dan Solove at Coop: Choose a topic that many people on the faculty can talk about. The most important part ... The Empirical or Technical Law School Job Talk
From the Economic Times: The European Unionâ€™s antitrust agency is becoming more influential just as its US counterparts have grown more cautious and inactive, experts say. The European Commissionâ€™s recent success in forcing Microsoft to carry out antitrust sanctions underscores the differences, and academic researchers say the US is also hanging back in merger challenges. ... Antitrust Activity and Distinguishing Influence from Quality
The Harvard Law Record report on Daryl Levinson’s presentation on the entry-level market is must read material.Â HT to Orin Kerr who pointed out the article and was amused by Levinson’s comment that practical legal experience is “is pretty nearly disqualifying.”Â I agree that comment might well shock some prospective law profs out there, but ... So You Want To Be A Law Professor?
Larry Solum points to Fernando Teson and Jonathan Klick’s (both of FSU College of Law) Global Justice and Trade: A Puzzling Omission.Â It is a thoughtful and provocative paper.Â Teson and Klick motivate the paper as an attempt to address the failure of philosophers and human rights scholars not to advocate free trade as a ... Teson and Klick on Global Justice and Trade
Michael Kimmelman at the NY Times.Â Luke Froeb beat me to the punch of this one and has already got a post up, but this is too good not to share.Â The article is on book sales and book culture in Germany, the latter of which is: Â sustained by an age-old practice requiring all bookstores, ... Economic Illiteracy of the Week Award Goes To …
I’ve been watching the news coverage of the San Diego fires this evening hoping for any bit of good news. It hasn’t come yet (a map of the San Diego fires, evacuation centers, and some photos is available here). I was born and raised in San Diego and many family members still live there. At ... Donations for San Diego Fires
Todd Zywicki recommends Kurt Eichenwald’s The Informant, the fascinating story of the prosecution of the Archer Daniels MidlandÂ lysine cartel in the 1990s, and asks whether the famous DOJ videotapes and transcripts of cartel meetings are available online.Â I’m not sure if they are online, but the DOJ does make the tapes and transcripts available free ... Lysine Cartel Video Available from DOJ