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ECON6008 Industrial Economics

Module Overview

The module will provide an introduction to the field of Industrial Organisation at a graduate level.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

• to introduce you to the field of Industrial Organization at a graduate level • to prepare those of you who wish to pursue research in this field

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of handling analytical models
  • Apply these models to new situations

Syllabus

1. A review of basic game theory 2. Introduction to Competition Policy 3. Classic static oligopoly models 4. Dynamic price competition and tacit collusion 5. Competition with product differentiation 6. Entry, accommodation and exit 7. Horizontal and Vertical Mergers

Learning and Teaching

TypeHours
Independent Study80
Teaching20
Total study time100

Resources & Reading list

Other course information available via blackboard. 

Sunk Costs and Market Structure. 

A Primer in Game Theory. 

Industrial Organisation: A Strategic Approach. 

Game Theory. 

The Theory of Industrial Organization. 

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

Coursework (10%) and a two-hour written examination at the end of semester 2 (90%). Resit assessment will be a two hour written examination in August/September immediately following the failure.

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 10%
Exam  (2 hours) 90%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Exam  (2 hours) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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