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Ramsi Woodcock

Assistant Professor of Law, Assistant Professor of Management (Gatton College of Business and Economics)

202 Bosworth Hall

ramsi.woodcock@uky.edu

(859) 257-1253

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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 "The Obsolescence of Advertising in the Information Age" recently appeared in The Yale Law Journal.

 

Professor Woodcock co-taught a course on comparative competition law as Guest Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Mannheim, Germany, this past spring. 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, where he taught Risk Regulation, and held a secondary appointment in the College of Law at Georgia State University, where he taught Antitrust Law. He once practiced antitrust 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

Price Discrimination as Monopolization, 51 Conn. L. Rev. ___ (2018) (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

“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.