Industrial Organization, 7.5 hp
HT 2019, Helfart, Linköping
The purpose of the course is to develop an ability to analyse markets from a business, analyst and regulator’s perspective, involving understanding of the interrelationships between the market’s basic conditions, firms’ strategies, and regulation on the market structure and efficiency. Different forms of imperfect competition will be studied, building on basic microeconomics. Then, firm’s strategic behavior, particularly concerning pricing and product differentiation, will be in focus. The course will also include a particular focus on institutions and regulatory reform in Sweden as part of a Swedish model of liberalisation.