Courses & Units

Industrial Organisation BEA305



The aim of this unit is to introduce you to the economic theory of industrial organisation and to consider its application to modern markets. The foundation theories of monopoly and perfect competition are reviewed, and their implications for industrial markets discussed. A brief introduction to game theory is presented, which allows the rigorous analysis of the strategic interaction between oligopolists. The economic forces which drive pricing, merger, entry and exit, advertising and R&D decisions are investigated. The role of regulation and competition policy to enhance efficiency is also considered. The unit can be taken as a third year option in the Bachelor of Economics. It is a compulsory unit within the Business Economics Major in the Bachelor of Business.


Unit name Industrial Organisation
Unit code BEA305
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics and Finance

Dr Rabindra Nepal

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • LO1: Define and interpret key concepts in Industrial Organisation.
  • LO2: Utilise the economic way of thinking, as formalized in key theoretical Industrial Organisation models, to analyse competition between firms.
  • LO3: Use these economic models to analyse a range of industrial organisation issues, including business decision-making, and government industry policy.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,354.00 091901

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour workshop per week. Please check the unit outline for details.


Test (20%), Quizzes (20%), Workshop participation (10%), Final exam 50%).

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Carlton, D. & Perloff, J., 2015, Modern industrial organisation, (International Edition), Global Edition, Pearson Addison-Wesley. ISBN: ISBN 9781292087856

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