Industrial Organization: Theory and Tactics

Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 101. Enforced corequisite: course 170L. Not open for credit to students with credit for former course 170 or 171. Monopoly, collusion and competition, strategic firm behavior, nonprice competition with and without entry, pricing practices, antitrust. Comparison of economic and legal treatments of competitive process. Monopoly competition, and collusion as economic theory, as antitrust doctrine, and as fact. Source of monopoly. Predatory behavior. Misleading practices in theory and policy. General problem of relationship between private rights of action and competitive entry. P/NP or letter grading.

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Hugo Hopenhayn
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