Industrial Organization and Public Policy OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Bachelor Level Economics Class on Public Policy

Published Mar 07, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers its 'Industrial Organization and Public Policy' course as free OpenCourseWare. The original course explored how firms (commonly called companies or corporations) acquire and maintain market share in their industry. The course was an elective in the Bachelor of Science in Economics degree program.

Industrial Organization and Public Policy: Course Specifics

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Industrial Organization and Public Policy: Course Description

Professor Nancy Rose was the instructor for this undergraduate microeconomics lecture course. 'Industrial Organization and Public Policy' students learned about markets characterized by imperfect competition. In this type of market, some firms have more power than others because of their large market share and the high entry barriers faced by emerging competitors. B.S. in Economics students who took this course also studied monopolies (industries dominated by one company), cartels (groups of cooperating companies that dominate a given market) and the effect of government intervention on industrial organization.

This OpenCourseWare includes problem sets, a reading list, discussion questions, exam reviews and sample exams with solutions. More details are available on the organization of industries and legislation course page.

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