Ec 105: Industrial Organization

Meeting times and location: MW 10.30am-12 noon. Baxter 210.
  • There will no NO CLASS on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011.
  • MIDTERM: There will be a take-home midterm. It can be picked up from Barbara Estrada's office (111 Baxter) starting 9am on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, and must be returned by 12 noon on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5.
  • There will be NO CLASS on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5.
  • Your final paper will be due in class on MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012
  • FINAL EXAM: There will be a take-home final. It can be picked up from Barbara Estrada in Baxter 111, and must be returned to Barbara Estrada by NOON on FRIDAY, DEC 7 2012.
    Lecture Notes:
  • Syllabus, introduction and Costs PDF

  • Perfect Competition and Monopoly PDF

  • Oligopolistic Competition PDF
    Mixed strategies in tennis matches? (Walker and Wooders paper) PDF
    Edgeworth cycles in gasoline: Perth, Australia (Wang paper) PDF
    Edgeworth cycles in gasoline: Toronto, Canada (Noel paper) PDF

  • Cartels and collusion I PDF
  • Cartels and collusion II PDF
    Collusive pricing in supermarkets? (Chevalier, Kashyap, Rossi paper) PDF
    Case study: the Joint Exective Committee (Porter paper) PDF

  • Incumbent advantage. Entry deterrence and accommodation PDF
    Entry deterrence in pharmaceuticals? (Ellison and Ellison paper) PDF

  • Product differentiaion PDF
    Excessive entry in radio markets? (Berry and Waldfogel paper) PDF

  • Price discrimination (Part 1) PDF
  • Price discrimination (Part 2: nonlinear pricing) PDF

  • Vertical control PDF
    Downstream moral hazard in perfume markets (Chevalier and Carlton paper) PDF

  • Games with asymmetric information: Auctions

  • Search and price dispersion PDF
    Search in online book markets: sequential vs. non-sequential (de los Santos, Hortacsu, Wildenbeest paper) PDF
    Search in gasoline markets (Lewis and Marvel paper) PDF

    Problem sets:
  • Problem set #1 PDF DUE: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
  • Writing assignment #1 PDF DUE: Monday, October 22, 2012
  • Problem set #2 PDF DUE: Monday, October 29, 2012
  • Progress report on paper (3 pgs). DUE: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
  • Problem set #3 PDF DUE: Wednesday, November 21, 2012