2017 Summer School Subject List

Industrial Organisation (ECOS3005) - Applications Closed

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Economics
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

Instructors:
There are no Instructor details available for this course.

Contacts:
(1)  School of Economics  - economics.enquiries@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 03 Jan 2017 
End Date: 16 Feb 2017 
Capacity: 60 
Status: Applications Closed 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 07 Dec 2016 
Census date: 18 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 18 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No

Prerequisites:

  1. Prerequisite: - 

    ECOS2001 or ECOS2901

  2. Prohibition: - 

    ECOS2201

Description

This unit of study examines the nature of inter-firm rivalry in industries with market power. It explores the various ways in which firms can increase their market power by: extracting more surplus from consumers, by colluding with rivals or by excluding entrants. The unit also analyses the international competitiveness of industries in the context of industry assistance and the prevalence of foreign multinationals. Competition policy is also discussed.

Assessment

Mid-semester test (35%), problem sets (5%) and 2hr Final exam (60%)

Timetable

Start Date: 03 Jan 2017     End Date: 16 Feb 2017

Lectures: Tue & Thu: 10:00 - 12:00 hrs

Tutorials: Tue & Thu: 12:00 - 13:00 hrs

Final Exam: Tue 21 Feb 10:00 hrs Start (2 hrs & 10 mins reading time).

Locations

Merewether Lecture Room 4 (Room 275)

Tuesdays:

03 Jan - 14 Feb, 10:00 - 12:00 hrs (Lectures)

03 Jan - 14 Feb , 12:00 - 13:00 hrs (Tutorials)

21 Feb, 10:00 - 13:00 hrs (Final Exam)

Thursdays:

12 Jan - 16 Feb, 10:00 - 12:00 hrs (Lectures)

12 Jan - 16 Feb, 12:00 - 13:00 hrs (Tutorials)

Mills Lecture Room 209

Thursday (5th Jan Only):

10:00 - 12:00 hrs (Lecture)

12:00 - 13:00 hrs (Tutorial)

Texts

To be advised.