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41905-01 Vorlesung: Introduction to Industrial Organization | Bachelor | 6 KP
This course is an introduction to industrial organization. Industrial organization is a branch of microeconomics that studies imperfect competition and concerns the structure, management and performance of firms and markets. We will study determinants of market structure, firm costs, pricing decisions and strategic interactions among firms. We will also examine antitrust and other regulatory responses to market power.
41904-01 Vorlesung: Topics in Industrial Organization | Master | 3 KP
The course familiarizes students with various topics of modern industrial organization. We analyze the role of imperfectly competitive markets for firms' strategic decisions on, for example, product differentiation, advertising and price discrimination. We also examine the firms' responses to changes in the market environment. Main analytical tools will be microeconomic theory and game theory.
40106-01 Vorlesung: Game Theory and Theory of the Firm | Master | 6 KP
Why do firms exist? Why are firms organized the way they are? Traditional economic models leave little room for firms or other organizations as they focus on market exchange between individuals. This course will introduce students to microeconomic models that try to explain the existence and structure of firms as we observe them in the real world. Economics brings a rigorous approach that is grounded in theory. The course will provide a basic understanding of economic approaches to modeling and understanding aspects of firms, their structure, the behavior they create, and how they differ from market interaction.