ASC Courses: Teachers' Versions
Fall Semester 2011
Spring Semester 2012
Summer Semester 2012
Preparatory Semester 2012
This is the first course in the Industrial Organization (IO) sequence. The goal is to familiarize students with the major topics in IO, notably core oligopoly theory and in parallel, to illustrate methodological tools for conducting research. The main focus will be on theoretical issues.
IO is (broadly) the economic study of firm behaviour and market structure. We will cover in the sequence several subjects including, but not limited to strategic oligopoly theory, dynamic games, bargaining, implications of asymmetric and/or incomplete information, mechanism design and auction theory. The course will follow various field articles.