Courses Bachelor Display 2017-2018

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Course title Industrial Organisation
Course code EBC2005
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessement Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 30-10-2017 22-12-2017 X X
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Iwan Bos
For more information: i.bos@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
Learn about the structure of industries, the conduct of firms and their performance, in terms of profitability, innovation, growth etc.
Learn about European competition policy and its relation to IO theory
Description
This course provides an overview of the economics of industrial organisation. Industrial organisation studies the interrelationship between the structure of markets, the behaviour of market participants and their performance. The nature of this interrelationship is very complex. It is thus not surprising that there are different schools of thought, each with their own perspective on the economics of industries. What they have in common is that they all aim to enhance our understanding of how industries operate and how to improve related government policies, thereby enhancing the welfare of consumers and society at large.
This course is focused on the application of theoretical constructs and gives an introduction to the main topics in the field of industrial organisation, such as collusion and cartels, market concentration, entry and exit barriers, vertical integration, transaction costs, mergers and competition policy. Applications include European Commission cartel cases and the use of regression analysis in testing theory.
Literature
Textbook + Articles.
Prerequisites
An advanced level of English
First-year microeconomics
First-year statistical methods
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation Economics and Management of Information Free Electives
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation Emerging Markets Year 2 Core Courses
Bachelor Economics and Business Economics Specialisation International Business Economics Compulsory Courses
SBE Exchange Bachelor Bachelor Exchange Courses
SBE Exchange Master Bachelor Exchange Courses
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