Advanced Industrial Organization (ECO-AD-ADVINDORG)
||ECO Advanced courses
||1 (EUI Economics Department)
15/11/2022 15:30-17:30 @ Seminar Room 3rd Floor,V. la Fonte
17/11/2022 15:00-17:00 @ Seminar Room 3rd Floor,V. la Fonte
22/11/2022 15:30-17:30 @ Seminar Room 3rd Floor,V. la Fonte
24/11/2022 15:00-17:00 @ Seminar Room 3rd Floor,V. la Fonte
29/11/2022 15:30-17:30 @ Seminar Room 3rd Floor,V. la Fonte
01/12/2022 15:30-17:30 @ Seminar Room 3rd Floor,V. la Fonte
05/12/2022 9:00-11:00 @ Seminar Room B, Villa la Fonte
06/12/2022 11:00-13:00 @ Seminar Room 3rd Floor,V. la Fonte
13/12/2022 11:00-13:00 @ Seminar Room 3rd Floor,V. la Fonte
14/12/2022 16:30-18:30 @ Seminar Room 3rd Floor,V. la Fonte
Professor: Giacomo Calzolari (email: [email protected]
Office Hours: By appointmentCredits.
Teaching Block II: 10 November - 21 January Purpose of course
Students attending this course will acquire a thorough knowledge of how firms interact in non-competitive markets and how they may gain and exploit a competitive advantage. A general introduction will be provided, and some specific topics will be further explored (see list below). Two topics in particular will be covered: competition policy (its aims, how it works), the industrial organization of banking. Although the course is mainly based on models, empirical applications will be emphasized and discussed, with a focus to policy design.
List of topics (not all covered)
- Introduction and benchmark market structure and models (monopoly, oligopoly).
- Product differentiation
- Price discrimination
- Innovation, R&D and patents
- Contracts and competition
- Privacy policies
- Competition policy
- Models of banks competition
You are expected to be familiar with the material covered in the 1st
year sequence of microeconomics.Teaching method
There will be 10-14 lectures and students’ presentations.Examination policy
The grading will be based on a class presentation of a paper with a written referee report and a research proposal. Two modes are available: presentation-mode involves the following weights 60% presentation and report 40% research proposal; research-mode 40% presentation and report 60% research proposal.Reading material.
A very useful evergreen is The Theory of Industrial Organization (1988). Jean Tirole. MIT Press. For some topics also Industrial Organization: Markets and Strategies (2010). P. Belleflamme and M. Peitz. Cambridge University Press. Other material will be handed out during classes.
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