ECON 431 - Industrial Organization and Performance
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 401 with a grade of at least C-; or Graduate standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

ECON 431 is a course in industrial organization, the study of firms in markets. This field analyzes the acquisition and use of market power by firms, strategic interactions among firms, and the role of government competition policy. We will approach this subject from both theoretical and applied perspectives, emphasizing the use of game theory and important antitrust cases such as US v. Microsoft. Course assignments will include occasional problem sets, a midterm and final, as well as a multi-week competitive strategy game: teams of students will compete across a number of simulated markets, making decisions about pricing, manufacturing capacity, and entry / exit.

ECON 431 - Industrial Organization and Performance
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
21150
Open
25
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 1405176326
Industrial organization : theory and practice, Author: Lynne Pepall, Dan Richards and George Norman., Publisher: Blackwell 4th ed. 2007
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