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Inequality and Education (ECO-AD-INEQEDU)


Department ECO
Course category ECO Advanced courses
Course type Course
Academic year 2022-2023
Term BLOCK 4
Credits 1 (EUI Economics Department)
Contact Simonsen, Sarah


Professor Alexander Monge-Naranjo
[email protected]



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
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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Page last updated on 21 September 2018

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