Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session
Recitations: 1 session / week, 1.5 hours / session
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.
The course presumes that students have a familiarity with micro theory, basic game theory and some econometrics.
The course will be graded on the basis of eight problem sets, a midterm, and a three-hour final exam.
The course calendar provides information on lecture topics and assignment due dates.
|Week #||Topics||KEY DATES|
|1||Monopoly Pricing and Durable Goods|
|3||Empirical Models of Demand||Problem set 1 due|
|4||Static Competition and Models of Differentiation||Problem set 2 due|
|5||Search||Problem set 3 due|
|7||Firm Conduct||Problem set 4 due|
|8||Empirical Models of Supply and Demand|
|9||Entry||Problem set 5 due|
|11||Asymmetric Information||Problem set 6 due|
|13||Networks||Problem set 7 due|
|14||Dynamic Empirical Models|
|15||Patents and Technology Diffusion||Problem set 8 out|