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Advanced Industrial Organization (ECO-AD-ADVINDORG)

ECO-AD-ADVINDORG


Department ECO
Course category ECO Advanced courses
Course type Course
Academic year 2022-2023
Term BLOCK 2
Credits 1 (EUI Economics Department)
Professors
Contact Simonsen, Sarah
Sessions

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

Purpose

Professor: Giacomo Calzolari (email: [email protected]
Office Hours: By appointment
Credits. Full credit.
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.
 

Description

List of topics (not all covered)

  • Introduction and benchmark market structure and models (monopoly, oligopoly).
  • Product differentiation
  • Price discrimination
  • Collusion
  • Entry
  • Innovation, R&D and patents
  • Contracts and competition
  • Privacy policies
  • Platforms
  • Competition policy
  • Models of banks competition
Prerequisites.
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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