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Ramsi Woodcock

Assistant Professor of Law; Secondary Appointment: Assistant Professor of Management, Gatton College of Business and Economics

211 Bosworth Hall

ramsi.woodcock@uky.edu

(859) 257-1253

Department

Ramsi Woodcock is an expert on antitrust law, economics, and policy, with a particular focus on the consequences of the information age for the antitrust treatment of personalized pricing, dynamic pricing, and advertising. He has also written on the consequences of antitrust's consumer welfare standard for corporate law, antitrust error cost analysis, the innovation economics of reverse payment patent settlements, and the law and economics of risk exposure in the tort law context. His article "Personalized Price Regulation as an Income Tax Alternative" was selected for presentation at the 2019 Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, and his paper "The Obsolescence of Advertising in the Information Age" appeared in The Yale Law Journal in 2018.

 

Prior to joining the faculty at UK Law, Professor Woodcock was Assistant Professor of Legal Studies in the Department of Risk Management and Insurance in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, and held a secondary appointment in the College of Law at Georgia State University. He has practiced antitrust law in the Washington, D.C., offices of WilmerHale, and served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas Ambro of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Education

M.Sc. Finance and Economics. London School of Economics. 2008.
J.D., magna cum laude. Harvard Law School. 2006.
B.A., summa cum laude, Philosophy. Yale University. 2000.

Scholarly Articles

The Efficient Queue and the Case against Dynamic Pricing, 105 Iowa L. Rev. ___ (2019) (forthcoming).
The Antitrust Case for Consumer Primary in Corporate Governance, 10 UC Irvine L. Rev. ___ (2019) (forthcoming).
Personalized Pricing as Monopolization, 51 Conn. L. Rev. ___ (2019) (forthcoming).
The Obsolescence of Advertising in the Information Age, 127 Yale L.J. 2270 (2018).
The Antitrust Duty to Charge Low Prices, 39 Cardozo L. Rev. 1741 (2018).
Big Data, Price Discrimination, and Antitrust, 68 Hastings L.J. 1371 (2017).
Innovation and Reverse Payments, 44 F.S.U. L. Rev. 773 (2017).
Uncertainty and Reverse Payments, 84 Tenn. L. Rev. 99 (2016).
Inconsistency in Antitrust, 68 U. Miami L. Rev. 105 (2013).

 

Selected Presentations

“Doubt and Action in Antitrust,” National Business Law Scholars Conference, UC Berkeley School of Law. June, 2019.
“The Indispensability of Per Se Rules in Budget-Constrained Antitrust Adjudication,” National Business Law Scholars Conference, UC Berkeley School of Law. June, 2019.  
“Personalized Price Regulation as an Income Tax Alternative,” Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, Yale Law School. June, 2019.
“Personalized Price Regulation as an Income Tax Alternative,” RadicalxChange, A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, College for Creative Studies, Detroit. March, 2019.
“Designing a Better Media Ecosystem without Ads,” SXSW, Austin, Texas. March, 2019.
“Personalized Price Regulation as Consumer Protection,” Inaugural Consumer Law Scholars Conference, UC Berkeley School of Law. February, 2019.
“The Apotheosis of Rent: Personalized Pricing as an Income Tax Alternative,” Workshop on the Law and Economics of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Communications Authority of Italy (AGCOM) and the European Journal of Law and Economics, Rome. December, 2018.
“How Algorithmic and Data-Driven Pricing Exacerbate The Consumer Harm Associated with Market Power and Give the FTC a Mandate to More Vigorously Enforce the Antitrust Laws,” Sixth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century: The Intersection of Big Data, Privacy, and Competition, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC. November, 2018.
“Per Se in Itself: How Bans Reduce Error in Antitrust,” 35th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Law and Economics, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. September, 2018.                                                                              “Antitrust as Corporate Governance,” Corporate Law and Finance Meets Antitrust Policy: Old and New Questions Conference, Lund Faculty of Law, Sweden. June, 2018.
“The Efficient Queue: The Case against Dynamic Pricing,” 13th Academic Society for Competition Law Conference, New York University School of Law. June, 2018.
“Antitrust as Corporate Governance,” National Business Law Scholars Conference, University of Georgia, Athens. June, 2018.
“Personalized Pricing and Other Redistributive Technologies,” Academy Session, United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority, London. May, 2018.
“The Efficient Queue and the Case against Dynamic Pricing,” Mannheim Competition Policy Forum, University of Mannheim, Germany. May, 2018.
“Antitrust as Corporate Governance,” 28th Annual Meeting of the American Law and Economics Association, Boston University School of Law. May, 2018.
“Price Discrimination as a Violation of the Sherman Act.” 18th Annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium, Loyola University Chicago School of Law. April, 2018.
“Price Discrimination as Monopolization,” Visiting Faculty Speaker Series, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington. March, 2018.
“Price Discrimination as Monopolization.” Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation Annual Conference, University of Mannheim, Germany. March, 2018.
“Antitrust as Corporate Governance.” 2018 Next Generation of Antitrust Scholars Conference, New York University School of Law and the American Bar Association. January, 2018.
“Antitrust as Corporate Governance.” Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. November, 2017.
“Liability for Exposure to Risk without Actual Harm.” 34th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Law and Economics, University of Liverpool, London. September, 2017.
“The Antitrust Duty to Charge Low Prices.” Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia. August, 2017.
“Price Discrimination as a Violation of the Sherman Act.” Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia. August, 2017.
“Per Se in Itself: How Bans Reduce Error in Antitrust.” Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia. August, 2017.
“The Obsolescence of Marketing in the Information Age.” 4th Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) Workshop on Competition Policy and Regulation in Media and Telecommunications: Bridging Law and Economics, Tilburg University, The Netherlands. June, 2017.
“Big Data, Price Discrimination, and Antitrust.” Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation Annual Conference, University of Mannheim, Germany. March, 2017.
“Big Data, Price Discrimination, and Antitrust.” Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting, Durham, North Carolina. November, 2016.
“Innovation, Litigation, and New Drugs.” 33rd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Law and Economics, Bologna Business School, Italy. September, 2016.
“Uncertainty, Innovation, and Reverse Payments.” 2016 Next Generation of Antitrust Scholars Conference, New York University School of Law and the American Bar Association. January, 2016.
“Innovation and Reverse Payments.” Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting, Atlanta. November, 2015.
“Innovation, Litigation, and New Drugs.” 15th Annual Roundtable for Engineering Entrepreneurship Research (REER) Conference, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech, Atlanta. November, 2015.
“The Efficiency of Property and Intellectual Property in the Tragedy of the Commons and the Parable of Theft.”  Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting, Philadelphia. August, 2015.
“The Efficiency of the Rule Against Any Amount of Pay-for-Delay in Pharmaceutical Patent Settlements.”  Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting, Savannah, Georgia. November, 2014.
“The Antitrust Exemption for Property-Based Exclusion.” Speaker Seminar Series, International & Comparative Law Center, Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi. September, 2013.
“Antitrust and IP: Consequences for IP of the Demise of the Right to Refuse to Deal.” New Scholars Colloquium on IP, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, Florida. August, 2013. 
“The Symmetry of Patent and Antitrust.” Eleventh Circuit Legal Scholarship Forum, Stetson University College of Law. St. Petersburg, Florida. November, 2012.