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wir154 - Applied Industrial Organization (Complete module description)
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Module label Applied Industrial Organization
Module abbreviation wir154
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Economics)
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Sustainability Economics (Bachelor) > Vertiefungsmodule
Responsible persons
  • Huse, Cristian (module responsibility)
Microeconomics, Econometrics, Mathematics for Economists I
Skills to be acquired in this module
- are able to present and discuss basic theoretical models in Industrial Organization;
- are able to present and discuss basic empirical models in Industrial Organization;
- are able to evaluate the literature in Industrial Organization;
- participate in discussions on the course topics, providing a critical assessment of the empirical strategies adopted, as well as the results
- are able to implement basic empirical models in Industrial Organization;
Module contents
The course covers topics in Industrial Organization including oligopoly; product differentiation; estimation of continuous and discrete choice models of demand; competition policy. The methods are an important point of departure of basic models in environmental and energy economics due to the study of more realistic market structures than the representative agent and perfect competition model, and the applications will emphasize markets with an important environmental footprint, such as the housing and transport sectors.
Recommended reading
Belleflamme, P., & Peitz, M. (2015). Industrial Organization: Markets and Strategies. Cambridge University Press. 2nd edition.
Motta, M. (2004). Competition policy: Theory and Practice. Cambridge University Press.
Tirole, J. (1988). The Theory of Industrial Organization: Jean Tirole. MIT press.
Davis and Garcés (2010). Quantitative techniques for Competition and Antitrust Analysis. Princeton University Press.
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Type of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Module level SPM (Schwerpunktmodul / Main emphasis)
Previous knowledge Microeconomics, Econometrics, Mathematics for Economists I
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 2 SoSe oder WiSe 28
Seminar 2 SoSe oder WiSe 28
Total module attendance time 56 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
Course assessment is done via the completion of one or more empirical projects which implement some of the models presented in class, and/or a referee report and/or a test.