Spring 2022 - ECON 325 D100
Industrial Organization (3)
Class Number: 3765
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 24, 2022
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
1 778 782-6793
Prerequisites:ECON 201 or 301, 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.
The study of Industrial Organization deals with the economics of imperfect competition. In this course, we will study several forms of imperfect competition including monopolistic competition and oligopolistic competition. We will examine several interesting issues surrounding these various market structures: differentiated products based on tastes and quality, vertical and horizontal mergers, advertising, research and development, innovation, and network effects.
- Term Tests 40%
- Final Exam 60%
Pepall, Richards, and Norman. Industrial Organization: Contemporary Theory and Empirical Applications (5th edition), 2014, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
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