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Course 2018-2019 a.y.

20628 - INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION AND COMPETITION POLICY

Department of Economics

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/01)
Course Director:
MICHELE POLO

Classes: 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: MICHELE POLO


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

Competition policy is today one of the main public interventions on the supply side. It requires to apply economic tools to real market situations and to combine an economic and legal approach. Industrial organization is the main theoretical tool applied in competition policy. It is a rich and active area of research and practice.

CONTENT SUMMARY

Competition in prices (Bertrand), product differentiation, capacity constraints and quantity competition, collusion, mergers, unilateral practices and foreclosure, two-sided markets, antitrust in digital markets.


Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...

At the end of the course students will have an advanced and comprehensive knowledge of the main areas of market analysis and firms practices, their impact on competition and their treatment in antitrust intervention. They will be able to cover up to date economic literature and antitrust cases. 

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...

The course gives the instruments that are used in public agencies and consultancy firms to deal with antitrust cases.


Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
DETAILS

The course is based on lectures where the theoretical material is presented and discussed and on classes where excercises are solved.


Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
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    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Self assessment during the classes where exercises are solved. Assessment is based on written exam papers where the student is required to solve excersises and to write short essays on the topics covered in the course.


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • Slides.
    • A reading list based on chapters of textbooks and relevant papers.
    • A set of excersises.
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