ECON 445 – LEC 0.50 – Course ID: 009948 – Industrial Organization and Public Policy

Study of how firms compete, and the structure of markets. Emphasis on oligopoly markets and use of game theory. Focus on differentiated goods, price discrimination, barriers to entry, vertical relationships, advertising, strategic behaviour, and empirical industrial organization including estimation of demand and costs. Applications to competition policy emphasizing evaluation of horizontal mergers. Prereq: ECON 301; Honours students or Economics majors

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