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ECON 8853 Industrial Organization I (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course studies imperfect competition among firms, with an emphasis on empirical work. We learn how to implement empirical methods commonly used in Industrial Organization (IO), and how to read, and ultimately write, papers in empirical IO. Topics covered include demand estimation, auctions, price discrimination, bundling, asymmetric information and adverse selection, vertical control and contractual arrangements, and others as time allows. Each topic will be organized around recent empirical work. Throughout, we will consider the importance of identification in empirical studies.


Instructor(s): Julie Mortimer

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 27-Sep-16