econ445syllabus

econ445syllabus - Dept of Economics UNC-Chapel Hill Fall...

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Dept of Economics Fall 2009 UNC-Chapel Hill Syllabus Econ 445 INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION Meeting time and place MWF 2-2:50PM, Gardner 106. Professor: Sandra CAMPO-MANTON How to reach me: There are different ways to reach me if you need to discuss the content of the class or if you are having any difficulty with the class. My office is located in Gardner Hall 304, my office phone number is #6-5374.My email address is campo@email.unc.edu I will hold office hours on MW from 11:00AM to 12:00PM and by appointment. Prerequisites: Economics 410, Intermediate Theory. Economics 410 offered an introduction to the economic markets with perfect competition (and some oligopolies). Econ 445 will extend the same methodology to the study of markets with imperfect competition where firms seek to maximize their profits using diverse strategies (price, product differentiation, to cite a few). From a public policy standpoint, identifying such behav- ior helps measure the benefits and costs of the different competition structures we will study. Note: Whenever necessary, we will introduce new concepts related to the game theory ( e.g. the
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