Course description

This course aims to enable students to apply IO models to study real-world problems. We will learn (i.) the fundamentals of game theory through numerous examples; (ii.) the applications of game theory models in various IO topics; pricing and firm competition, product differentiation, merger analysis (antitrust), platform and entry analysis. (iii.) market analysis and case studies for different industries/marketplaces (oil, smartphone, music streaming, social media apps, food delivery platforms, ride-sharing platforms, and EV industry). (iv.) empirical methods use to research and in the consulting industry (regression analysis, structural models, and causal inferences). This course is especially helpful for students interested in consulting or related industry jobs.

Enrollment limited to: MBA and Graduate Students.


ECON 1110 (or any course equivalent to Introduction to Microeconomics) or permission of instructor.

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Previously offered classes

Winter 2024: Online course

Section ID:NBA 6955 002-LEC
Session:3-week Winter session
Class dates:January 2-19, 2024
Final exam/project due:Friday January 19, 11:59 PM (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Online (async)
Grade:Graded (no audit)
Instructor:Zuo, S. (sz549)
Max. enroll:30
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

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