14.20 Industrial Organization and Public Policy

Spring 2003

Two skyscrapers in Chicago.
Skyscrapers in Chicago. (Image courtesy of MIT OCW.)

Course Highlights

The course features downloadable assignments and exams.

Course Description

This is a course in industrial organization, the study of firms in markets. Industrial organization focuses on firm behavior in imperfectly competitive markets, which appear to be far more common than the perfectly competitive markets that were the focus of your basic microeconomics course. This field analyzes the acquisition and use of market power by firms, strategic interactions among firms, and the role of government competition policy. We will approach this subject from both theoretical and applied perspectives.

Technical Requirements

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Nancy Rose

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Recitations:
One session / week
1 hour / session

Level

Undergraduate

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