Fall 2022 - ECON 325 D100
Industrial Organization (3)
Class Number: 3710
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 9, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
Prerequisites:ECON 201 with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units.
Introduces students to the economics of imperfect competition. Topics covered include the theory of the firm, market structure, and various aspects of firm strategy such as pricing, advertising, product differentiation, and innovation. Related questions of public policy will also be addressed. Quantitative.
This course studies imperfectly competitive markets with a theoretical and applied perspective. We will examine firms’ optimization decisions under various forms of market structure and explore strategic firm behaviors in market interactions. The ability of conducting formal analysis in this topic using economics models is valuable to students who are interested in a career in antitrust/competition/strategy consulting and public policy.
- Case Study 20%
- Problem Set 20%
- Midterm 20%
- Final Exam 40%
Lynne Pepall, Dan Richards and George Norman, Industrial Organization: Contemporary Theory and Empirical Applications (5th edition), 2014, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. ISBN: 978-1118250303
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