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Topics in Industrial Organisation - ECON4905

Year - 2020

This unit is concerned with the study of the economic theory of industrial organisation with an emphasis on oligopoly behaviour and its market outcomes. The unit examines market competitiveness in the framework of general equilibrium theory, as pioneered by Arrow and Debreu; monopoly and nonlinear pricing strategies; dynamic oligopoly; welfare outcomes of industrial organisation; and some aspects of government policy and regulation, especially in relation to mergers and collusion.

1x3hr seminar/week

3x 1000wd Assignments (20%), 1x 1.5hr Mid-semester test (30%), 1x 2hr Final exam (50%)


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Economics
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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