Course Detail

Advanced Industrial Organization III (33923)

Course Description by Faculty

  • Carlton, Dennis
  • Content
    This course will complement the other courses in the Ph.D. sequence for industrial organization and will focus on topics closely related to antitrust economics and regulation. Topics will include barriers to entry, adjustment costs, mergers, demand estimation, damage estimates, oligopoly theory, price fixing, optimal price discrimination, bundling, tie in sales, two sided markets including credit cards, the theory of optimal regulation, and the empirical facts of regulation. The course is primarily for PhDs in economics and business, but advanced law students interested in antitrust and regulation plus advanced and interested MBAs are welcome. MBAs and law students have the option to write a paper instead of taking the final exam.
    • Lectures

    • Discussion

  • Prerequisites
    BUSN 33001 or equivalent: strict. Previous training in advanced economics or antitrust. Undergrads require instructor permission: strict. BUSN 33923=ECON 40301 and LAWS 99304
  • Materials
    Selected readings.
    • Canvas Site Available

  • Grades
    Homework plus final (or a paper). No provisional grades.
    • Graded homework assignments

    • Allow Provisional Grades (For joint degree and non-Booth students only)

    • Early Final Grades (For joint degree and non-Booth students only)

    Assessment & Testing
    • Final exam (in class)

  • Syllabus
  • Spring 2022Section: 33923-50T 1:30PM-4:30PMHarper Center3A - Seminar RoomIn-Person Only
Description and/or course criteria last updated: February 16 2022