Advanced Industrial Organization.pdf

Advanced Industrial Organization.pdf



Industrial Organization has been transformed in recent years by the introduction of the advanced tools of microeconomic theory. The broad brush approach of corporate strategy and management buzzwords are no longer sufficient for the modern firm to operate successfully. All decisions need to be grounded in solid facts and the ways companies act and interact can now be analyzed using highly sophisticated mathematical techniques.

This book is the most up to date text in the field for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses and provides a comprehensive and consistent discussion of all the standard models and results from industrial organization, with rigorous explanations of the underlying mathematical concepts and methods. Key topics include:

- Cournot and Bertrand oligopoly

- Price Leadership and Product Differentiation

- Multiple Stage and Repeated Games

- Competition Policy, Mergers and Regulation

The book is illustrated throughout with real world case studies and includes a range of mathematical appendices. It is the perfect toolkit for the modern industrial economist.


Dave Furth is Associate Professor in the Department of Quantitative Economics at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Jan Tuinstra is Associate Professor and Research Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute at the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance, the University of Amsterdam.

1. Introduction  2. Consumer Behavior  3. The Behavior of the Firm  4. Welfare  5. Market Structure  6. Monopoly  7. Perfect and Monopolistic Competition  8. Oligopoly  9. The Von Stackelberg Solution  10. Extensions of the Oligopoly Model  11. Extensions of the Bertrand Model  12. Price Leadership  13. Product Differentiation  14. Two Stage Games  15. Choice of Capacity  16. Choice of Location  17. Choice of Quality  18. Entry Deterrence  19. Collusion  20. Mergers  21. Competition Policy  Appendix A: Some Topology  Appendix B: Convex Sets and Concave Functions  Appendix C: Correspondences  Appendix D: Fixed Point Theorems  Appendix E: Matrices


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