Course code ECN312

ECN312 Industrial Organisation

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Course responsible: Olvar Bergland
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
The course will not be given in 2020-21.
Course frequency: The course will not be given in January 2021.
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Last time: 2020V
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The following topics are covered: non-cooperative game theory, oligopoly, product differentiation, vertical relations, price discrimination and auctions.
Learning outcome:
The course aims at providing the students with economic concepts and analytical tools required for understanding, explaining and analyzing market behavior, market structure and market power, and the interplay between the market conditions and strategic behavior. The use of game theory is emphasized.
Learning activities:
The course is organized with lectures combined with seminar problems where the students test their understanding of the curriculum on various problems. 
Teaching support:
Open office: 2 hours/week.
P. Belleflamme and M. Peitz (2010): 'Industrial Organization'. (First or second edition)
ECN211 Intermediate Microeconomics - Institutions, Games and Market Failures/ECN210 Intermediate Microeconomics- Consumers, Producers, Market and Welfare and ECN302 Mathematics for Economists.
Recommended prerequisites:
ECN311 Microeconomics III
Written examination, 3 hours (100%)
Nominal workload:
Normalized effort is 150 hours, of which 36 hours are organized activities, and 114 hours are related to self-study and case work.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
This course replaces ECN213 Industrial Organization, a student cannot receive credits for both courses.
Type of course:
Lectures: 24 hours. Group discussions: 12 hours.
The course will not be given in January 2021.
An external examiner is used to evaluate course content, exam questions and grading guidelines.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F