[ 572FUMSCOMK15 ] KS Competition Economics

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4 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Economics Franz Hackl 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
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Pre-requisites (*)Fach Einführung in die Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Fach Einführung in die Volkswirtschaftslehre, Fach Kernkompetenzen I aus Volkswirtschaftslehre UND zusätzliche positive Absolvierung KS Managerial Economics oder KS Personalökonomie
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Business and Economics 2015W
Objectives The aim of this course is to expand students' knowledge of advances in the field of industrial organization and competition economics at the bachelor level. A particular emphesis is put on the application of theoretical models and the discussion and presentation of antitrust cases.
Subject This course covers selected topics in industrial organization and competition economics at the Bachelor level. We discuss basic game theoretical models explaining market behavior in monopolies and oligopolies. We then discuss methods applied in antitrust cases as market definition, estimation of demand functions, calculation of cartel damages and detection of cartels. The lectures are supplemented with case studies to learn how to apply the theoretical and the econometric models to real world situations.
Criteria for evaluation Active in-class participation, problem sets, exams
Language German
Study material Massimo Motta (2004): Competition Policy, Theory and Practice, Cambridge University Press.
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 200
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority