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ODEC 8080 - Global law of monopolies

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 12

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

The course will discuss the development and present state of economic power concentration in the global arena. It will be divided in three parts. First, through a historical survey we will discuss the early formation of monopoly power in colonial times. Then we will try to show how monopolies spread, during industrial and post industrial times, from being a mainly colonial device to the whole word, turning out be a central element in the global economic order nowadays. Second, in the analytical part we will show how deeply such monopolistic (or oligopolistic power) influences the functioning of societies. We will see and analyze the so-called “triple draining effect” in the economic sphere. In such part of the course we will see how modern phenomena such as corruption, environmental destruction and abuse of economic power, can all be seen as consequences of the functioning of such monopolistic structures. Finally in a third part, we will try to discuss how law and specially global law can deal with such phenomena.


SALOMAO FILHO, Calixto (Professeur invité, Faculté de Droit de Sao Paulo)