Industrial economics

General information

CourseIndustrial economics
Credits 6

Brief content description

This course is an introduction to industrial organization, the study of industry and firm behaviour. Using the basic tools of microeconomic theory and game theory, we will explore the relationships among firms in an industry or across industries by examining the nature of strategic interaction among firms. The focus will be on the structure and performance of markets that are imperfectly competitive. We will study theoretical models and empirical evidence for a wide variety of market phenomena such as market segmentation and price discrimination, product differentiation, price and non-price competition in oligopolistic markets, network effects and multi-sided markets and platforms. While the main focus of the course is theoretical, we will constantly refer to applied examples to make the material of the class easier to understand. Special attention will be given to the policy implications of the theory such as antitrust law or competitive policies.

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