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ECON-S451

Advanced industrial organization

academic year
2020-2021
The health crisis linked to the spread of Covid-19 constitutes grounds of force majeure constraining the University to adapt the assessment methods for some of the course units; Information on the new terms of these assessments will be provided to students through the usual information channels by December 4, 2020.

Course teacher(s)

Patrick LEGROS (Coordinator) and Xavier BOUTIN

ECTS credits

5

Language(s) of instruction

english

Objectives (and/or specific learning outcomes)

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Model a problem with the tools of industry economics and microeconomics

  • Establish links between the concepts covered in class and economic acutalité

  • Understand how the tools can highlitght situations and and how to fix them

Teaching methods and learning activities

Each lecture starts with a discussion on a newspaper article related to microeconomics or industrial organization, for instance, a recent antitrust case (like eBooks) that is chosen and introduced by one of the students. Students choose early in the course a topic and a paper that they present during the class. The instructor presents before or after this student presentation other material related to the topic (e.g., advertising, bundling).

Contribution to the teaching profile

This course contributes to the development of the following skills :

Use data mining and management techniques as well as financial modeling to develop decision, evaluation or management tools

Comprehensively assess potential solutions using economic, financial and other criteria as relevant to the situation at hand.

Solve complex problems arising in economic, financial and public policy contexts to transfer knowledge in realistic solutions to operationalize solutions.

Provide economic and financial recommendations and analyses at each stage of the process to keep stakeholders fully informed.

References, bibliography, and recommended reading

Details : http://plegros.net/content/spring/econ-s451-advanced-industrial-organization

Other information

Contacts

plegros@ulb.ac.be

Evaluation

Method(s) of evaluation

  • Other

Student presentations, problem sets and a final exam

Programmes