Economics and E-Commerce

A dozen boxes from Amazon.com are stacked up on top of each other on a desk.

A plethora of packages from online retailer, Amazon.com were delivered to an office. (Image courtesy of Public.Resource.org on Flickr. License: CC BY.)

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MIT Course Number

14.27

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Fall 2014

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

This course uses theoretical models and empirical studies to help understand the economics behind various internet businesses. We will begin with a discussion of relevant topics from industrial organization (IO) including monopoly pricing, price discrimination, product differentiation, and barriers to entry. The main part of the course will be a discussion of a number of online businesses. In the context of those businesses, we will discuss extensions and applications of the ideas from the first section of the course.

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Sara Ellison. 14.27 Economics and E-Commerce, Fall 2014. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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