Industrial Organization OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Study Course by MIT on Industrial Organization

Published Feb 27, 2009

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Analyze companies' behavior within markets with this free Economics OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 'Industrial Organization I' introduces graduate students to the fundamental concepts behind the study of industry performance and strategy. Economics students who have some previous experience with game theory and micro theory may find this MIT self-study course material useful.

Industrial Organization I: Course Specifics

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Industrial Organization I: Course Description

The products you buy, the prices you pay and the advertising you see are all the results of careful choices made by firms operating in a marketplace. The study of these firms' behavior makes up the field of Economics known as industrial organization. This OpenCourseWare from MIT in Cambridge serves as an introduction to this field. Professors Glenn Ellison and Stephen Ryan provide students with research papers covering topics such as monopolies, price discrimination and dynamic competition. They also suggest a number of books and journal articles for further study of the subject. These resources could benefit students working on thesis papers for a Ph.D. in Economics.

Readings, sample assignments and past exams are included free in this course. To learn more about this class, visit the industrial organization course page.

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