Introduction to Industrial Economics

INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS:

THEORY, APPLICATIONS AND POLICY

Academic Level: BSc

Credit Value: 5 ECTS
Hours in class: 32 hours
Author of the course: Vuros A.D.

Core syllabus: The course covers the analysis of different market structures, conduct and performance under different market conditions, problems of strategic interactions, government industrial policies and their effect. The course deals with theoretical issues as well as empirical evidence.

Course content

  1. INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS: OVERVIEW AND HISTORY, FRAMEWORK OF ANALYSIS.
  2. THE STRUCTURE-CONDUCT-PERFORMANCE PARADIGM
  3. CONCENTRATION AND MARKET STRUCTURE
  4. ENTRY BARRIERS AND LIMIT PRICING
  5. MARKET STRUCTURES AND BEHAVIOUR OF THE FIRM
  6. VERTICAL INTEGRATION AND CONGLOMERATE DIVERSIFICATION
  7. ASPECTS OF INDUSTRIAL POLICY, INDUSTRIAL POLICY AND ANTITRUST

LITERATURE

1. Analysis of Industries and Markets in Russia. /A.D.Vuros (Ed.). V.1. Moscow, 2005. V.2. Moscow, 2006.
2. D.W.Carlton, J.M.Perloff. Modern Industrial Organization. Theory and Practice. 3d ed. USA: Addison-Wesley Longman Inc., 2000.
3. L.M.B.Cabral. Introduction to Industrial Organization. The MIT Press. 2000.
4. R.Clarke. Industrial Economics. Great Britain: Blackwell Publishers, 1993.
5. A.D.Vuros. Industrial Economics. Textbook. /With N.M.Rozanova. Moscow, 2000.
6. A.D.Vuros. Industrial Economics. Manual and Guide for Students and Teachers for the Bachelors Program. Moscow, 2006.
7. A.D.Vuros. System Approach in the Analysis of Industries and Markets: World Experience for Russia. Chapter 12 in the Part VII. In: “Generation of the Russian Model of Market Economics: Contradictions and Perspectives”. /K.A.Khubiev (Ed.). Moscow, 2003.
8. Horizontal Merger Guidelines. U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Issued: April 2, 1992. Revised: April 8, 1997.
9. Horizontal Merger Guidelines. U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. Issued: August 19, 2010.

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