Economics of Industrial Organization

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Economics of Industrial Organization

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: ECON205

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Outline
    We will cover several topics from industrial organization including firms' pricing, price discrimination, product differentiation, industry structures. Based on Industrial Organization, we would some selected antitrust topics such as market definition, antitrust market, merger review and vertical constraints.

    Course Objective
    The core topics of this course include:

    -Industry Structure such as vertical and horizone ones
    -Oligopoly Competition such as Bertrand and Cournot competition
    -Price Discrimination and pricing strategies
    -Complements, value net, and strategy;
    -Network effects, positive feedback, lock-in or being stranded;
    -Alliances and standards;
    -Intellectual property rights, corporate strategy and anti-trust constraints;
    -Merger Evaluation

    Textbook, Material
    We would hand out lecture ppt. Course would go based on these ppt slides. Any industrial organization textbook would be complementary. This course would include several antitrust cases.

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