MPE_IORG Industrial organization

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Ing. Ondřej Krčál, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. Rostislav Staněk, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Rostislav Staněk, Ph.D.
Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Mgr. Jarmila Šveňhová
Supplier department: Department of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MPE_IORG/01: Wed 10:00–11:50 S309, O. Krčál, R. Staněk
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 24 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 19/24, only registered: 0/24
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce students basic problems in the field of industrial organization and competition policy. Student will learn formal abstract models used in industrial organization and contemporary empirical strategies used for testing of these models.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will master basic models of markets and industries, will be able to use formal models for discussion of important problems of competition policy, will be able to solve problems, will acquire knowledge of a part of empirical literature in the field of competition economics and policy and will be able to read and understand contemporary empirical papers from the field of industrial organization.
Syllabus
  • 1. Market structure and market power, price discrimination, product variety, bundling & tying
  • 2. Static and dynamic games, entry deterrence and predation
  • 3. Price fixing and repeated games
  • 4. Horizontal mergers
  • 5. Vertical and conglomerate mergers
  • 6. Vertical restraints
Literature
    required literature
  • PEPALL, Lynne, Daniel Jay RICHARDS and George NORMAN. Contemporary industrial organization : a quantitative approach. Hoboken: Wiley, 2010. xvii, 558. ISBN 9780470591802. info
    recommended literature
  • PEPALL, Lynne, Daniel Jay RICHARDS and George NORMAN. Industrial organization : contemporary theory and empirical applications. 4th ed. Malden: Blackwell, 2008. xxiv, 696. ISBN 9781405176323. info
  • SHY, Oz. Industrial organization : theory and applications. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1995. xxii, 466. ISBN 9780262691796. info
  • TIROLE, Jean. The theory of industrial organization. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1988. xii, 479. ISBN 0262200716. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion, problem solving, case studies, reading of scientific papers
Assessment methods
The evaluation of the course will be based on the work during the semester and on a final written test.
Language of instruction
English
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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