Industrial Organization

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Economics

Course Number: 
225
Institution: 
Amherst College

This course examines the determinants of and linkages between market structure, firm conduct, and industrial performance. Some of the questions that will be addressed include: Why do some markets have many sellers while others have only few? How and why do different market structures give rise to different prices and outputs? In what ways can firms behave strategically so as to prevent entry or induce exit of rival firms? Under what circumstances can collusion be successful? Why do firms price discriminate? Why do firms advertise? Does a competitive firm or a monopoly have a greater incentive to innovate? In answering these and other questions, the consequent implications for efficiency and public policy will also be explored.

Requisite: ECON 111/111E. Limited to 50 students. Spring semester. Professor Ishii.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
ECON-225-01-1213S

Course Sections

Industrial Organization
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Jun Ishii

jishii@amherst.edu

TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM

MERR 2