Economics of Industry for Research Students

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Matthew Gentry 32L.4.28, Prof Martin Pesendorfer 32L.4.19, Dr Pasquale Schiraldi 32L.4.22, Prof Alessandro Gavazza


This course is available on the MRes in Economics (Track 1) and MRes in Economics (Track 2). This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

The main goal is to familiarize students with selected theoretical and empirical topics in industrial organization and to put students in a position to do their own research.

Classical IO theory, well established empirical techniques including estimation of demand, production and models of strategic interaction and topics at the forefront of current IO research will be covered.


30 hours of lectures in the MT. 30 hours of lectures in the LT.

Formative coursework

One piece of work per term will be required and feedback given by teachers.

Indicative reading

Readings will be mainly from journal articles; a list will be supplied at the start of term.


Exam (100%, duration: 3 hours) in the main exam period.

Key facts

Department: Economics

Total students 2012/13: 2

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: One Unit

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