41117 Industrial Economics

Course Description

The course components will expose the students along three main paths:
1. The basics of Industrial Organization
2. Modern Industrial Organization: Game Theory
3. Strategic Behaviour and Business Practices

Learning Objective

  • Demonstrate the ability to gain an insight into firm behaviour and public policy issues such as anti-trust, regulations, regulatory reform and game theory.
  • Exposure to the theory and empirical work in industrial organization will give them an appreciation of the importance of case studies in expanding their knowledge of the field.
  • Distinguish between different categories of economic organizations and examine their strategic behaviour and business practices
  • Examine and analyse the use of Game theory in current firm behaviour
  • Develop a plan for solving a given problem in an industry using the relevant theories taught



Books for this Course

  • Industrial Organization By Don Waldman, Elizabeth Jensen 4th Edition (2013)
  • Industrial Organization: Contemporary Theory and Empirical Applications By Lynne Pepall, Dan Richards and George Norman 4th Edition 2008

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite