ECO 333 Industrial Organization and Control
Extends Economics 291 by examining both the theoretical and the empirical analysis of imperfectly competitive firms. Particular emphasis is devoted to oligopoly theory and strategic behavior in which firms determine the best ways to compete with their marketplace rivals. Other topics include price discrimination, imperfect information, vertical restrictions such as resale price maintenance, and the role of innovation in market structure. This course is offered in the fall semester, 2009.
Prerequisites: Economics 291 and Economics 251, Economics 253 or consent of the instructor.