81604 - Industrial Organizations: Theory and Applications

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

Students attending this course will acquire a thorough knowledge of how firms interact in markets. By the end of the module, students will understand strategic behavior in markets and how firms may gain and exploit a competitive advantage over their rivals. Furthermore, students will gain a thorough understanding of competition policy: in particular, what are its aims, how it works, and how firms must adapt their behavior in order to avoid antitrust sanctions.

Course contents

- Firms consumers and the market

- The Exercise of Market Power

- Imperfect Competition with product differentiation

- The Control of Market Power

- The privately and socially optimal incentives to invest in research and Development

- Platforms and multi-sided markets

Readings/Bibliography

Industrial Organization: Contemporary Theory and Empirical Applications (Inglese)

di Lynne Pepall, Dan Richards and George Norman

Teaching methods

Lectures, tutorials and home assignments

Assessment methods

Final Written Exam

Office hours

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