Eco 380: Industrial Organization
This course covers major topics in the field of industrial organization, the study of firms in markets. This field focuses on firm behavior in imperfectly competitive markets, which appear to be far more common than the perfectly competitive markets that were the focus of your basic microeconomics course. Topics include the acquisition and use of market power by firms, strategic interactions among firms, and the role of government competition policy. The knowledge that the student will derive from the course is useful not only for academic consideration, but also in private enterprises, including financial and legal institutions; and in state and federal regulatory agencies.