INDUSTRIAL ORGANISATION

ECO3IND

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In Industrial Organisation students study firm behaviour, market structure and performance, and government regulation. The basic questions the subject covers are: How are companies organised? How do they make pricing and other strategic decisions? Is a more competitive market better than a more monopolistic market? How can government regulation reduce the harmful effects of non-competitive behaviour of companies? The subject emphasises the application of economic theory to business problems.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Bugden

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ECO2CFC or ECO2MEC or ECO2MIT

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects ECO21BUO

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIndustrial organizationPrescribedChurch & WareMCGRAW-HILL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. analyse game-theoretic models as it applies to economic contexts.

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02. engage effectively in discussions of market regulation and market power as it applies to the Australian economy.

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03. confidently identify and classify market structures as it applies to different industries.

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04. demonstrate the ability to apply models of industry behaviour as it applies to different industries.

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