Online Text and Notes in Industrial Economics

Michael Pollitt, MIT

From a course delivered in 2003, PDF-format exams and problem sets, mostly including solutions. There are also around two dozen lecture handouts. The materials are online as part of MIT's OpenCourseWare initiative. Creative Commons licensed.

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Nicholas Boccard, University of Girona

PDF of over 800 pages including an extensive bibliography, released in 2010. "The analysis of market interactions, business strategies and public policy is performed using the standard framework of game theory and the recent advances of contract theory and information economics. The book is written from a European perspective, set side by side with the US experience."

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Confederation of British Industry

This is a collection of presentations given at various CBI (Confederation of British Industry) events made available via SlideShare. They have been authored by members of the CBI or invited speakers from HM Treasury, companies and other organisations. They cover topics such as public procurement, climate change, energy policy, pensions etc. In common with other resources available on SlideShare they are embeddable in other websites, some are downloadable and registered users can comment on the presentations.

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Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, George Mason University

Online course consisting of 41 Youtube videos (totalling about 4 hours), online self-tests and forum capabilities for asking questions. The course addresses the economics of media industries, media bias, regulation and other governmental actions, and how media related to economic development. Six of the video lectures are given by guest speakers, addressing topics including media bias, net neutrality, and the market for newspapers.

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Kevin Hinde, University of Northumbria

The economics of competition: a global perspective, is part of Kevin Hinde's suite of economics resources. The lecture slide shows are from a course for Business Studies students which "explores the effects of competitive and anti-competitive behaviour in Europe". Lecture topics are: Introduction to Competition and Regulation, Case Study on Regulation: Protecting Consumers, Understanding Markets and Industries, The Welfare Effects of Market Structure, Oligopoly, Barriers to Entry, Cartels, Predatory Behaviour, and Privatisation and Regulation of Public Utilities. They are available in PDF and also as PowerPoint files.

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Kevin Hinde, University of Northumbria

Interactive textbook for industrial economics by Kevin Hinde, contains slide shows and complete lecture notes from a course on Managerial and Industrial Economics. Chapters include "The Economics of Regulating the Market", "Collusive and Competitive Behaviour", "Dominant Firms and some implications for economic welfare ", "Traditional Oligopoly Models and Economic Welfare" and "Privatisation and Regulation in the UK".

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Anna Nagurney, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Network Economics is an introductory text by Anna Nagurney of the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts. It includes notes and reading list on economics of networks, mostly as text and basic diagrams. Includes cost and distance optimisation problems, congestion (including Braess's Paradox) and applications of networks to economics.

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Jeffrey Church, University of Calgary, Roger Ware, Queen's University, Ontario

Industrial organization: a strategic approach is an online version of a text book written by Canadian economists Jeffrey Church and Roger Ware, in 2000. This intermediate level text on industrial economics covers, monopolies, oligopoly pricing, strategic behaviour, issues in antitrust economics and issues in regulatory economics. It is available as a single PDF download of over 1000 pages.

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Nicholas Economides, New York University

Nicholas Economides' network economics home page, with links to his main papers on the subject including (most useful for teaching) his 'Economics of Networks' review article, interactive bibliography, and links to US anti-trust materials centred on the Department of Justice vs Microsoft case.

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Xeni Dassiou, City University

Lecture notes on theory of the firm, growth of firms and industry concentration, barriers to entry, product differentiation, welfare effects of monopoly and other industrial topics. Some handwritten; most contain graphical presentation as well as algebra, some accompanied by slides. Linked to 10-week Industrial Economics course at City University, as taught in 2005.

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Ken Simons, Royal Holloway College

Industrial growth and competition: course notes and slides, includes 10 sets of bullet-point lecture notes, archived in PDF on this home page for a course run in 2001 and 2003. The course covers innovation, technology, competition, price differentiation, firm size and grwoth. There is also a lengthy course notes document including text, readings and a course description, running to more than 150 pages in PDF. The page also has links to online information sources useful for student projects.

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John Scouller, Strathclyde University

Scroll down this page for some PDF and Word files on specific topics in theory of the firm. There are also six PowerPoint presentations from four lectures. Material covered includes: The nature of firms, Costs, Mergers and Acquisitions, Policies, Scale and scope costs, Ansoff’s classification of firm strategies, The Marris model of firm growth, The relationship between costs and firm strategy, Market Power, Oligopoly and evidence on market power, Mergers and acquisitions, and Transaction costs.

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Glenn A Woroch, University of California, Berkeley

This economics lecturer provides reading material and handouts in formats such as jpg, PDF, and Excel. Also available are instructions for writing a long writing assignment. Class materials are archived from 1995 to 2001, and include problem sets and sample exams in various formats. This link is to's copy of the site, which has most but not all of the content.

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