School of Economics and Finance

ECOM082 - Industrial Organisation

This module will be relevant for students who have an interest in policy work. Knowledge of game theory and industrial organisation is key to many policy jobs, particularly in institutions focusing on competition issues. The topics covered in this course span a wide range of issues, from predatory pricing to cartel stability, and from the role of non-price competition to the evolution of high technology industries. The theoretical models introduced in the lectures will be applied in classes devoted to case studies of specific industries and to some antitrust court cases.