59160 - Industrial Organization

Scheda insegnamento

Academic Year 2015/2016

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will know the basics of antitrust economics and policy and will be able to critically analyze them and to apply them to real-world cases.

Course contents

1) Introduction
2) Industrial organization tools for antritrust economics and policy
3) Maket power and welfare
4) Collusion and horizontal agreements
5) Horizontal mergers
6) Vertical mergers
7) Predation, monopolisation and other abusive practices

Readings/Bibliography

M. Motta, Competition Policy: Theory and Practice, Cambridge University Press, last edition.
Further readings will be indicated when needed.

Teaching methods

Lectures.
If possible, antitrust practitioners will present real cases.

Assessment methods

A single written exam covers both modules (Module 1: Industrial Organization and Module 2: Behavioral Economics) and aims at evaluating the skills and the critical abilities developed by the students as regards to the theories explained during the lectures. In order to pass the exam students must obtain a sufficient mark for both Module I and Module II. The exam lasts 1h 30m.

Students attending lectures may choose to take the exam through two partial exams.

- The partial exam for Module 1 is scheduled at the end of the first term of lectures, and is 45 minute exam.

- The partial exam for Module 2 is schedule, and is 45 minute exam.

Only students who pass the first mid-term assessment are admitted to the second mid-term assessment. The final mark is the unweighted average of the marks in the two Modules. A sufficient mark in the general exam, or in the average of the two partial exams,  cannot be refused.

Office hours

See the website of Emanuele Bacchiega