Industrial Organization (Industrieökonomik)

Modul Angewandte Mikroökonomik

Industrial Organization is the second part of the module Applied Microeconomics.

The lecture starts in the seventh week of the summer term, after completion of the first part "Decision Theory" (Entscheidungstheorie).

Brief Contents

  1. Introduction

  2. Foundations 

  3. Game Theory and Oligopoly Markets

  4. Anticompetitive Strategies



Main text

Industrial Organization: Contemporary Theory and Practice with Economic Applications by Daniel Richards, George Norman, Lynne Pepall, South Western College Publishing; 3rd Ed edition (30 Nov 2004)

Further References (English)

Carlton, Dennis W., Perloff, Jeffrey M., Modern Industrial Economics, 4. ed., Bosten et al.: Pearson Addison-Wesley 2005. (A very goodmordern textbook on IO that covers most of the IO-stuff)

Chamberlin, E.H., The Theory of Monopolistic Competition, Cambridge: Harvard University Press 1933. (One of the forerunners of IO)

Scherer, F.M./Ross, David, Industrial Market Structure and Economic Performance, 3. ed., Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1990. (The classic textbook for teaching traditional IO in the US)

Schmalensee, Richard, Willig, Robert D., The Handbook of Industrial Organization. Amsterdam: North Holland 1989. (Contains nearly all of IO, be it old or new)

Tirole, Jean, The Theory of Industrial Organization, Cambridge: MIT Press 1988. (Marks the beginning of the new IO, incorporates the modeling of strategy with the help of game theory)



Further References (German)

Bühler, Stefan, Jaeger, Franz, Einführung in die Industrieökonomik, Heidelberg: Springer 2002.

Schmidt, Ingo, Wettbewerbspolitik und Kartellrecht, 8. Aufl., Stuttgart: Lucius & Lucius 2005.

Schmidt, Ingo, Schmidt, André, Europäische Wettbewerbspolitik und Beihilfenkontrolle, 2. Aufl., München: Vahlen 2006.

Wied-Nebbeling, Susanne, Preistheorie und Industrieökonomik, 4. Aufl., Berlin: Springer 2004.