|Students will apply tools from microeconomics to business strategy, with special emphasis on the sources of industry and firm profitability. The course is designed for students who are very comfortable with economic analysis at the level of 33001, and the lectures, assignments, and exams will draw heavily on rigorous formal models. We will explore the application of the theory to real-world problems (pricing, positioning, entry, regulation, etc.) through case analysis, readings, and in-class discussion.|
|Textbook: Cabral, Luís (2000). Introduction to Industrial Organization, MIT Press. (Required)
Other: Articles and cases, distributed via the Chalk site.
|Based on class participation, a midterm, and a final. Cannot be taken pass/fail. No auditors.|
Description and/or course criteria last updated: 06/2013
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