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The University of Southampton

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


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

Lectures and Tutorials

Independent Study76
Total study time100

Resources & Reading list

The Theory of Industrial Organization. 

Sunk Costs and Market Structure. 

Other course information available via blackboard. 

A Primer in Game Theory. 

Industrial Organisation: A Strategic Approach. 

Game Theory. 


Assessment Strategy

Long take-home assignment (70%) Online tests (5%x6)


MethodPercentage contribution
Assignment 70%
Online test 30%


MethodPercentage contribution
Assignment 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Assignment 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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