Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ECP7406
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Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 1559 2008-10-03 Department College Budget Account Number Economics AS 140300 Contact Person Phone Michael Loewy 46532 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Prefix Number Full Title ECP 7406 Industrial Organization II Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? N Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) IO II Course Online? Percentage Online -
ECO 6115, ECO 6424, ECP 6405
This course will introduce students to advanced topics in empirical industrial organization. Particular emphasis will be placed on techniques to estimate the behavior of firms, market equilibrium, and the impact of economic policy on markets.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
The addition of Industrial Organization II allows the Department of Economics to offer a doctoral field in the area of industrial organization.
B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
The primary demand for the course is from doctoral students in economics who wish to complete a field in industrial organization. MA students in economics and MS and PhD students in finance may also find the course to be of interest.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
It is being offered as a Special Topics course Fall 2008.
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
A PhD in economics with a research interest in industrial organization.
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To introduce students to a number of key papers in the empirical IO literature from which important methodological developments in empirical IO will be discussed. Students will learn to think critically about research questions and be familiar with methods used in the field.
B. Learning Outcomes
Students will read assigned papers and be familiar with the history of the fields as well as recent developments. They will make presentations on papers that are relevant to models discussed in class and could potentially motivate their own research interests. They will have regular homework assignments and/or possible tasks of programming estimation routines for models discussed in class to help them develop their own research ideas and master the methods used in the field.
C. Major Topics
Traditional empirical tools in IO literature
Estimation of Different Static models of markets
Two-period entry models
Single agent dynamics
Dynamic equilibrium models with heterogeneous agents
Supergames and collusion
Tirole, J., "The Theory of Industrial Organization," 1988.
Schmalensee, R. and R.D. Willig, eds., "Handbook of Industrial Organization," Vols. 1 and 2, 1989.
Armstrong, M. and R. H. Porter, eds., "Handbook of Industrial Organization," Vol. 3, 2007.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
H. Attendance Policy
I. Policy on Make-up Work
J. Program This Course Supports
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