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There are some great competition law videos available online

ICN | University/Educational | Competition authorities | Harper Review Australia | Speeches and interviews | Conferences, debates and workshops | Documentaries | Misc YouTube |

 

International Competition Network

ICN Training on Demand
Great set of video modules: Series I Competition Fundamentals; Series II Horizontal Restraints; Series III Dominant Firm Conduct; Series IV Mergers; Series V Competition Advocacy;Series VI Investigational Techniques

 

University/Educational

The Hot Tub
Video produced by the University of Melbourne's Competition Law & Economics Network (CLEN) demonstrating Australia’s approach to expert evidence in competition law cases - a mock 'hot tub', based on the facts in Boral and presided over by retired the Hon Peter Heerey QC who was the first instance judge in that case. The expert roles were played by Dr Philip Williams (for the ACCC) and Richard York (for Boral) and counsel were played by David Shavin QC (who acted for the ACCC in the Boral case) and Jack Fajgenbaum QC.

 

From competition authorities

ACCC

The Marker
ACCC Cartel/Leniency video - 16 minutes - released on 30 August 2012

Celebrating 40 years of making markets work
30 minute video celebrating 40 years of the Trade Practices Act - released 1 October 2014

Other

A Brief History of the Birth of the Federal Trade Commission
US FTC video - 3min

Be the First to Tell - A Film About Leniency
From the Swedish Competition Authority (5min39sec)

Leniency in cartel cases
From the Dutch Competition Authority

Understanding Competition Law
A great set of introductory videos from the OFT (UK)

Why does competition matter?
Very funny European Commission video

ACCC instructional

Competing Fairly - Collective Bargaining
ACCC Collective Bargaining video

 

Harper Review Australia

In 2014-2015 a major independent review of Australian competition law and policy is being conducted - see Harper Review page.

As part of this process the Review Panel has released a number of videos explaining aspects of the review.

View playlist of Harper Panel videos

A number of firms released video commentary on the draft and final reports. See, for example:

Video Introduction to the Harper Report by Fiona Crosbie (16 April 2016)

David Brewster and Phillip Williams, YouTube debate on proposed MMP provisions (8 October 2014) (on draft report)

 

Speeches and interviews

Antitrust and the New Economy
Speech by US DOJ Antitrust Division Head, Christine Varney, in 2009

Inside Look - Antitrust Enforcement (US)
6min Bloomberg interview with FTC Chairman Johathan Leibowitz on update of merger guidelines and antitrust enforcement generally

More competition and better services in the EU energy market
Run time: 2min and 49seconds

Neelie Kroes on Competition Policy and the Current Economic Crisis
17 July 2009 (run time 21 minutes)

 

Conferences, debates and workshops

Competition Law and the Free Market - The Antitrust Paradox: A Policy at War with Itself
Federalist Society, 25th Anniversary celebration honoring Judge Robert H Bork
21 April 2011

ICN 2011
2 minute promotional video for the ICN 2011 conference in The Hague

Iqbal/Twombly: A Pleading Revolution?
Debate between NYU Law Professors Arthur R Miller and Eleanor M Fox, moderated by Prof Oscar G Chase. 8 April 2010 - run time 100 minutes

Next Generation of Antitrust Scholarship Conference (2010)

Merger guidelines

US: Horizontal Merger Guidelines Review Project Workshop - Introduction (December 2009)

 

Documentaries

The Dutch Construction Cartel
This is a series of four videos produced by the current affairs program Zembla and Voiceover by Marc Chase. The abstract reads as follows: 'Their first 2001 report exposed widespread collusion in the Dutch construction sector. It instigated a Parliamentary Inquiry in 2002-2003. Many companies admitted involvement, but argued their "monopoly money" system was accepted business practice. Several leading politicians and high officials were implicated. Antitrust damages were thought to amount to billions of euros. Over 1400 companies were eventually sanctioned by the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa), but also many of them received substantial leniency discounts. Key players in business, public administration and politics were promoted. In contrast, the main whistle blower, Ad Bos, was prosecuted by the state and today lives in a camper van. '

 

Odd YouTube videos

Many of these involve competition-relevant economic concepts explained in simple terms. I make no comment about the accuracy or usefulness of the videos - there are many more similar videos available on youtube - competition law students may find them useful.

Cartels

Cartels
7min video by Richard McKenzie

What is a cartel?
Five minute you tube video by jusahah

Market structure

Market failures
3min video from mjmfoodie

Monopolistic competition
4.37min video by Richard McKenzie

Monopoly
7min video from mjmfoodie - Characteristics and outcomes of the monopoly market structure

Natural monopolies
7min video by Richard McKenzie

Perfect Competition
7 minute video from mjmfoodie

Supply and demand

Elasticity of Demand
9.36min video from mjmfoodie

Elasticity - Characteristics that determine elasticity
1.47min video from mjmfoodie

Misc

The Beast File: Woolies and Coles
From ABC: Hungry Beast (dated 2010)

Externalities
7.39min video from mjmfoodie

Maximizing profits
3.33min video from mjmfoodie

Competitive Market Efficiency
5min video by Richard McKenzie

Miscellaneous

Histeria! Theodore Roosevelt - Trust Buster
Fun little advertisement - 2.20min

The Raid: An Antitrust Movie
This is a 30min video produced in 1997 and recently uploaded on Chilling Competition. View associated blog post.