Industrial Organization I

At night, cars fill up at a multi-lane gas station.

Competitive gasoline markets with independent or small retailers typically demonstrate Edgeworth cycling, while markets dominated by majors tend toward sticky pricing. (Image courtesy of @abrunvoll on flickr. CC BY-NC-SA.)


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Fall 2013



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The course provides a graduate level introduction to Industrial Organization. It is designed to provide a broad introduction to topics and industries that current researchers are studying as well as to expose students to a wide variety of techniques. It will start the process of preparing economics PhD students to conduct thesis research in the area, and may also be of interest to doctoral students working in other areas of economics and related fields. The course integrates theoretical models and empirical studies.

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Ellison, Glenn. 14.271 Industrial Organization I, Fall 2013. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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