14.20 | Spring 2003 | Undergraduate
Industrial Organization and Public Policy

Calendar

CSG = Competitive Strategy Game
PS = Problem Set

LEC # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Overview & Review Cemex Discussion Questions Out
2 Recitation: Regression Basics

3 Monopoly & Dominant Firms Cemex Discussion

Game Handout Out

4 Game Theory 1: Static Models Game Handout Due

PS 1 Out

5 Recitation: Competitive Strategy Game

6

Meet with CSG Team to Complete PS 1

Develop Strategy for Lec #9.

7 Game Theory II: Dynamic Games GE Case Questions Out
8 Recitation: Dynamic Games PS 1 Due
9 Tacit Collusion: GE-Westinghouse HBS Case GE Case Discussion

CSG 1 Due

10 Facilitating Practices & Cartel Introduction OPEC Questions Out
11 Recitation: Dynamic Games

12 Cartels & Price-fixing; Antitrust Law OPEC Discussion

PS 2 Out (include pricing questions)

CSG 2 Due

13 Antitrust Policy: Mergers & Monopolization

14 Recitation: Cartels 

15 Measuring Market Power CSG 3 Due
16 Oligopoly Pricing Strategies I Pricing Discussion

PS 2 Due

17 Recitation: Exam 1 Review, PS 2 solutions

18 Oligopoly Pricing Strategies II CSG 4 Due
19

Mid-term Exam
20 Oligopoly Pricing Strategies III CSG 5 Due
21 Entry PS 3 Out

Titanium Dioxide Questions Out

22 Recitation

23 Entry Deterrence Titanium Dioxide Discussion

AMR Questions Out

CSG 6 Due

24 Predatory Pricing AMR Case Discussion
25 Recitation

26 Raising Rivals’ Costs PS 3 Due

Cereal Questions Out

CSG 7 Due

27 Product Choice 1: Spatial Models & Cereal Cereal Discussion
28 Recitation: Spatial Competition Models; PS 3

29 Product Choice 2: Quality, Durability & Networks PS 4 Out

CSG 8 Due

30 Recitation

31 Advertising CSG 9 Due
32 R&D

33 Recitation

34 Internal Organization 1: Firm Boundaries PS 4 Due

CSG 10 Due

35 Internal Organization 2: Firm Behavior

36 Recitation: CSG Debriefing CSG Write-up Due

Industry Discussion Questions Out

CSG Write-up Due

37 Vertical Structure

38 Industry Discussion

39 Review for Final Exam

40

Final Exam
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Spring 2003
Learning Resource Types
grading Exams with Solutions
assignment_turned_in Problem Sets with Solutions