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040383 UK Industrial Organization 1 (E) (2011W)

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 11.10. 10:30 - 12:00 Hörsaal 6
Tuesday 11.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 5
Tuesday 18.10. 10:30 - 12:00 Hörsaal 6
Tuesday 18.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 5
Tuesday 25.10. 10:30 - 12:00 Hörsaal 6
Tuesday 25.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 5
Tuesday 08.11. 10:30 - 12:00 Hörsaal 6
Tuesday 08.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 5
Tuesday 15.11. 10:30 - 12:00 Hörsaal 6
Tuesday 15.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 5
Tuesday 22.11. 10:30 - 12:00 Hörsaal 6
Tuesday 22.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 5
Tuesday 29.11. 10:30 - 12:00 Hörsaal 6
Tuesday 29.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 5
Tuesday 06.12. 10:30 - 12:00 Hörsaal 6
Tuesday 06.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 5
Tuesday 13.12. 10:30 - 12:00 Hörsaal 6
Tuesday 13.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 5
Tuesday 10.01. 10:30 - 12:00 Hörsaal 6
Tuesday 10.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 5
Tuesday 17.01. 10:30 - 12:00 Hörsaal 6
Tuesday 17.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 5
Tuesday 24.01. 10:30 - 12:00 Hörsaal 6
Tuesday 24.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Hörsaal 5
Tuesday 31.01. 13:00 - 16:00 Großer Hörsaal 1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Target group: Master students

Course description: The course provides a broad introduction to Industrial Organization -- the theory of the behavior of firms in markets, the structure of markets and the interaction of these two. We will analyze the behavior of firms under different industrial structures: competitive, oligopolistic, monopolistic with a strong emphasis on firm behavior in imperfectly competitive markets. We will cover both how the structure of
markets constrains firm behavior as well as how firms behave so as to influence the market environment or their standing within markets. Specific topics the course will cover are: basic game theory tools; pricing, quantity-choice, and product differentiation strategies of firms; the range of products a firm produces; the quality of a firm's products; competitive and non-competitive relationships between firms; strategic behavior of firms such as entry deterrence and exclusionary behavior; cartelization;
horizontal merger; causes and consequences of vertical integration; product and process innovations and a firm's incentives to engage in research and development.

Preliminaries: Microeconomics

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Course textbook:

Lynne Pepall, Daniel J. Richards and George Norman: Industrial Organization: Contemporary Theory & Practice, Thomson, South-Western

Additionally, I recommend reading: R. Preston McAfee: Competitive Solutions: The Strategist's Toolkit, Princeton University Press.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:29