Spring 2023 - ECON 425 D100

Industrial Organization: Imperfect Competition (3)

Class Number: 3375

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    AQ 3149, Burnaby

    Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    AQ 3150, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 302 with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

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.

Grading

  • Writing Assignments 15%
  • Two Term Tests 35%
  • Final Exam 50%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Pepall, Richards, and Norman. Industrial Organization: Contemporary Theory and Empirical Applications (5th edition), 2014, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

 


REQUIRED READING NOTES:

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Department Undergraduate Notes:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Final exam schedules will be released during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Registrar Notes:

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