Fall 2012 Schedule

I unfortunately appear to have deleted the amended schedule that reflected changes as the term progressed, e.g., a field trip to Devil’s Backbone. This is thus only an approximation of what transpired in 2012.

Week Day Date

General Topic

Text

Details

Week I

Fri

7-Sep

Introduction: Hotelling

Miller Lite

Mon

10-Sep

Strategy-Structure-Performance

SM:Ch1

TT:Ch1

industries and issues

Wed

12-Sep

Competitive Foundations

SM:Ch2

CS + PS as a metric; Lerner Index

Fri

14-Sep

Monopoly model

SM:Ch2

MR=MC

Week II

Mon

17-Sep

Monopoly: innovative? pushy? 

SM:Ch2,14

R&D and advertising

Wed

19-Sep

Monopoly & regulation

utilities

Fri

21-Sep

Market Structure

TT:Ch2,3

beer: the rise of A-B

==> paper topics due

Week III

Mon

24-Sep

Market Structure (I)

SM:Ch9

economies of scale

Wed

26-Sep

Market Structure (II)

SM:Ch9

TT:Ch4,5 product differentiation

Fri

28-Sep

Oligopoly (I)

SM:Ch3

Bertrand

==> MT #1 due

Week IV

Mon

1-Oct

Oligopoly (II)

Cournot: 2 firms

Wed

3-Oct

Oligopoly (III)

extensions: n firms, sequential entry

Fri

5-Oct

Collusion (I)

SM:Ch6

price wars

==> bibliography due

Week V

Mon

8-Oct

Collusion (II)

overlapping markets

Wed

10-Oct

Auto Industry

Cosgrove

Guest Speaker

evening

?? dinner at ??

?? Canton in BV ??

Fri

12-Oct

no class

Reading days

Week VI

Mon

15-Oct

Dominant Firms

SM:Ch7

TT:Ch4; RS: beer mergers

Wed

17-Oct

Strategic behavior

SM:Ch7

limit pricing

Fri

19-Oct

Mergers

SM:Ch11

TT:Ch7

Week VII

Mon

22-Oct

Vertical structure

SM:Ch12

double marginalization

==> MT #2 due

Wed

24-Oct

Franchising

RS: franchising

Fri

26-Oct

Contracting

RS: beer in Eastern Europe

Week VIII

Mon

29-Oct

Theory of the Firm (I)

SM:Ch10

Berle-Means

==> model due

Wed

31-Oct

Theory of the Firm (II)

Coase-Chandler-Williamson

Fri

2-Nov

Theory of the Firm (III)

RS: Smitka

command & market

Week IX

Mon

5-Nov

Price Discrimination (I)

SM:Ch8

degrees of discrimination

==> introduction due

Wed

7-Nov

Price Discrimination (II)

two-part tariffs

Fri

9-Nov

Price Discrimination (III)

bundling

Week X

Mon

12-Nov

Beer again

TT:Ch6, RS: recent beer mkt

==> MT#3 due

H Parker Willis Lecture

5 pm Stackhouse Theater

Wed

14-Nov

Advertising (I)

TT:Ch7, RS: beer advertising

informative or persuasive?

Fri

16-Nov

Advertising (II)

strategic analysis

Thanksgiving Break

Week XI

Mon

26-Nov

Innovation (I)

SM:Ch14

typologies, NPV

Wed

28-Nov

Innovation (II)

SM:Ch15

© patents ™®

Fri

30-Nov

Innovation (III)

networks & standards

==> term paper due

Week XII

Mon

3-Dec

Presentations

Term papers

Wed

5-Dec

Presentations

Term papers

Fri

7-Dec

Course conclusion

TT:Ch9

is a beer monopoly good?

Final Exams 8 December – 14 December

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