Eco 480: Industrial Organization

Course Description

Industrial Organization is the study of firms and industries. We will examine models of firm behavior in oligopolistic industries; the optimal size of firms including issues related to vertical integration and mergers; incentives and the internal organization of firms; topics on pricing such as price discrimination and bundling; imperfect information and price dispersion; and issues related to antitrust and regulation of industries. 

Notes of pre-requisites: This course requires calculus, and rely extensively on game theory. Undergraduate students who took ECO 380 for credit in the Fall of 2013 or the Winter of 2014 should not enroll for this class.

[Oct 2013]