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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

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Developed competence in handling analytical models
  • Be able to 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

Teaching and learning methods

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TypeHours
Independent Study76
Teaching24
Total study time100

Resources & Reading list

Sunk Costs and Market Structure. 

Game Theory. 

A Primer in Game Theory. 

Other course information available via blackboard. 

The Theory of Industrial Organization. 

Industrial Organisation: A Strategic Approach. 

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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