Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Departamento de Ciências Sociais Aplicadas
Teacher in charge
Duarte Miguel Machado Carneiro de Brito
This course aims at providing students with basic knowledge of the main issues in the theory of industrial organisation, and to acquaint them with the most widespread models, combining analytical rigour with intuitions and examples.
No prior knolwedge of Economics required.
Revision of some basic economic concepts: supply, demand, market equilibrium, cost functions, consumer surplus, profits and welfare.
Basic bibliography (in English)
Luís Cabral, Industrial Organization, 2000, The MIT press
Robert Gibbons, A Primer in Game Theory, January 1992, Prentice Hall / Harvester Wheatsheaf
Jeffrey Church and Roger Ware, Industrial Organization: a Strategic Approach, 2000, McGraw-Hill
Alternative books (in English)
Carlton e Perloff, Modern Industrial Organization, 3ª Edição
Oz Shy, Industrial Organization: Theory and applications, 1995, MIT press
More advanced (in English):
Jean Tirole, The theory of Industrial Organization, 1991, MIT press
Stephen Martin, Advanced Industrial Economics, Blackwell Publishers
Lectures followed by problem solving sessions. The Competition Strategy Game illustrates some of the issues discussed in class.
Exemption from final exam for the students approved in the following:
Mid-term test #1: 30% (minimum of 7.5/20 required)
Mid-term test #2: 50% (minimum of 7.5/20 required)
Online quizzes: 10%
Discussions in class: 10%