Month: October 2011

Lecture 4: Price Discrimination

In this lecture we cover: What price discrimination is? What types there are? What the welfare effects are? Tying and bundling. “Time discrimination” with durable goods. Lecture 4

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Lecture 3: Entry, exit and predation

In this lecture we cover: A few footnotes to last week. Entry deterrence. Dixit-Spence. Fudenburg and Tirole. Predatory pricing. Deep pockets. Signalling. Other models. Lecture 3

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Lecture 2: Further static oligopoly

In this lecture we cover: Some game theory Cournot versus Bertrand Kreps and Scheinkman (1983) Entry Welfare Lecture 2

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Lecture 1: Introduction to IO

In this lecture, we cover: What is IO? Monopoly Static oligopoly The structure of the rest of the course The slides follow:Lecture 1

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General reading

Core textsCabral, Introduction to Industrial OrganizationTirole, The Theory of Industrial Organization Free, online alternativeChurch and Ware, Industrial Organization Further alternatives Richards and Norman, Industrial Organization: Contemporary Theory and Empirical ApplicationsCarlton and Perloff, Modern Industrial OrganizationMotta, Competition Policy Whinston, Lectures on Antitrust Economics

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