Industrial Organizn & Public Policy

ECN3630 Industrial Organization & Public Policy
4 Advanced Liberal Arts Elective Credits
Strategic decisions that firms make on a wide range of issues such as market entry, entry deterrence, supply chain development, outsourcing and vertical integration, diversification, mergers and acquisitions, product positioning and managing innovation are the topics of this advanced course in the economic analysis of markets. Industrial Organization teaches students how market structure (or the nature of competition in a market) and the inter-relations between industries influence firm performance, and how understanding these linkages enables firms to identify opportunities and risks. Public policy and its role in industrial organization, through anti-trust enforcement for example, is important for entrepreneurs and business leaders trying to understand the rules of competition for their industries. Students will also learn to apply basic Game Theory to various aspects of strategic business decision making. Cases from a wide range of industries are used to illustrate successful business strategies.

Prerequisites: SME2031 or ECN2002

  • Program: Undergraduate
  • Division: Economics
  • Level: Advanced Elective (UGrad),Advanced Liberal Arts (UGrad)
  • Course Number: ECN3630
  • Number of Credits: 4