15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module will introduce you to contemporary topics in industrial organisation with a particular emphasis on the role of economic analysis of strategic decision making. You will learn to use and appraise a range of economic techniques to make better strategic decisions. In this module you will build on and expand on your knowledge of microeconomics related to market structure; such as competition in oligopolistic industries. You will also become familiar with further oligopoly models (product differentiation, collusion, mergers) as well as behaviour in platform markets. We will also consider market implications when consumers are imperfectly informed (or naive) about prices or product characteristics.

Staff Contact: WENZEL TOBIAS
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Notes: This unit is available as part of the Research Training Programme. Computer literacy required

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