Economics of Industry for Research Students

This information is for the 2022/23 session.

Teacher responsible

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


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

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

This course is delivered through lectures totalling a minimum of 60 hours across Michaelmas Term and Lent Term.  Attendance is compulsory.

Formative coursework

Students will discuss papers in lectures.

Indicative reading

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


Problem sets (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an empirical exercise analysing data, a computation exercise, solving an analytical problem or evaluating a recent unpublished working paper.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 2021/22: 11

Average class size 2021/22: 10

Value: One Unit

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