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|
|Faculty/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Discipline||Economics and Finance|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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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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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