Economics of Industry for Research Students

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Alessandro Gavazza 32L.4.21, Dr Matthew Gentry 32L.4.28, Prof Martin Pesendorfer 32L.4.19 and Dr Pasquale Schiraldi 32L.4.22


This course is available on the MRes in Economics and MRes/PhD in Economics. 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.


Other (100%) in the MT and LT.

8 take home problem sets (two for each part - four in MT and four in LT). Each problem set will carry equal weight. Problem set questions may include an empirical exercise analysing data, a computation exercise, solving an analytical problem or evaluating a recent unpublished working paper.

Key facts

Department: Economics

Total students 2015/16: 3

Average class size 2015/16: Unavailable

Value: One Unit

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