Industrial Organisations

Course Code :2108TEWECB
Study domain:Economic Policy
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Jan Bouckaert

3. Course contents *

This course builds on microeconomics and market & strategy. The course makes use of insights from industrial organisation in general, and from competition policy and the economics of regulation in particular. The topics that will be dealt with are

Regulation of utilities with applications to specific sectors like e.g. telecoms and electricity;

Competition policy with special attention for the analysis of mergers, two-sided markets, economics of privacy, network competition;

Empirical studies and applications from specific countries and industries.

The topics will be approached from the perspective of how economists think about these new issues, how public policy makers can understand and implement the economic and strategic forces behind the effects from liberalization, and the economic implications for consumers and economic growth from the digital economy.