Course Outline

    1. Introduction to Industrial Organization
    2. Competition and Market Regulations: How Competition Regulates, Competition as Regulator, How Competition Fails to Regulate, Regulation of Firms/Competition
    3. Market Structure: Some Models of Duopoly and Oligopoly, Empirical Approaches to

Market Structure, Market Strategies Related to Pricing, Non-Price Market Strategies

    1. Anti-Trust Law: Anti-Trust Law and Market Structure, Anti-Trust Law and Market

Strategies, Anti-Trust Law and Economic Growth

    1. Regulation of Industries

Pricing Regulation: Pricing Regulation Methods – Peak-Load and Ramsey Pricing, Pricing Regulation Methods – Non-Uniform Pricing and Access Pricing,
Topics in Industry Regulation – History and Effectiveness, Rate of Return Regulation

    1. Social Regulation

Reference Books

      1. Cabral, L.M.B.(2000). Industrial Organization MIT Press.
      2. Church and R. Ware (2000). Industrial Organization: A Strategic Approach. McGraw-Hill.
      3. Martin, S. (2002). Advanced Industrial Economics, 2nd Blackwell publishers, Malden; Oxford.
      4. Varian, H. Intermediate Microeconomics. 4th ed., Norton.
      5. Waldman, D. & E. Jensen (2007). Industrial Organization, 3rd Pearson, Prentice Hall.