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Industrial Organization and Economics Consulting


lndustrial organization (IO) analyses the boundary of firms and the relationship between firms and markets. lndustrial organization constitutes the theoretical underpinning of economics consulting. The purpose of this course is twofold: First to give the students a sound theoretical understanding of the field of industrial economics. Second to demonstrate how the principals of industrial organization are applied within economics consulting, through real world cases. Professionals from the industry will give guest lecturers.

Examples of topics include: incentives and contracts, price discrimination and Ramsey pricing, acquisitions and mergers, auctions, economic implications of the competition law, regulation, and innovation. Cases will be taken from the grocery market, telecommunication, the market for hydro power, public utilities and others depending on the expertise of the instructor.

Course content

The course covers topics as:

  • Competitive structure and companies' strategic challenges
  • Ramsey prising
  • Auctions
  • Competition law and theory of regulation
  • lncentive contracts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Vertical structure and organizational design


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