Spring 2023 - ECON 425 D100
Industrial Organization: Imperfect Competition (3)
Class Number: 3375
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
1 778 782-6793
Prerequisites:ECON 302 with a minimum grade of C-.
An in depth examination of firm behavior in the context of imperfect competition. Topics covered may include: monopoly and oligopoly pricing; product differentiation; market power; entry deterrence; antitrust laws; and regulation. Emphasis will be given to covering a limited number of issues in detail rather than attempting a broad survey of industrial organization theories.
This is a topics course in industrial organization which covers core concepts of antitrust economics. Topics covered include: price fixing, mergers and merger policy, vertical contracts, research and development, and patents.
- Writing Assignments 15%
- Two Term Tests 35%
- Final Exam 50%
Pepall, Richards, and Norman. Industrial Organization: Contemporary Theory and Empirical Applications (5th edition), 2014, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
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