Industrial Organisation 2023-24
Bangor Business School
Module - Semester 1
The module will use the tools of game theory to interrogate the issue of market power in various models of oligopoly (static and dynamic, homogenous and differentiated goods) as well as monopoly. Measures of concentration and market power will be analysed. The effect of collusion, merger and entry on competition will be studied. The module will also consider pricing strategy and its effects on competition. The public policy implications of all of these topics will be considered.
-threshold -D- to D+Satisfactory standard: No major omissions or inaccuracies in the deployment of information/skills.Some grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements.Integration of theory/practice/information present intermittently in pursuit of the assessed work’s objectives.
-good -B- to B+High Standard: Very good performanceMost of the relevant information accurately deployed.Good grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements.Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work'sobjectives.Evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
-excellent -A- to A+Excellent standard: An outstanding performance, exceptionally able. The relevant information accurately deployed. Excellent grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practice elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Strong evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
-another level-C- to C+Average Standard: Much of the relevant information and skills mostly accurately deployed.Adequate grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements.Fair integration of theory/practice/information in the pursuit of the assessed work's objectives.Some evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
- Analyse the impact of regulation on the behaviour of market participants.
- Apply critical thinking to topics in industrial organisation.
- Apply knowledge of microeconomic and game theoretic concepts to understand key aspects of industrial organisation.
- Demonstrate the ability to solve analytical models.
Exam (Centrally Scheduled)