Handbook of Industrial Organization, Volume 3

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Mark Armstrong, Robert H. Porter
Elsevier, Oct 5, 2007 - Business & Economics - 942 pages
This is Volume 3 of the Handbook of Industrial Organization series (HIO). Volumes 1 & 2 published simultaneously in 1989 and many of the chapters were widely cited and appeared on graduate reading lists. Since the first volumes published, the field of industrial organization has continued to evolve and this volume fills the gaps. While the first two volumes of HIO contain much more discussion of the theoretical literature than of the empirical literature, it was representative of the field at that time. Since then, the empirical literature has flourished, while the theoretical literature has continued to grow, and this new volume reflects that change of emphasis.

Thie volume is an excellent reference and teaching supplement for industrial organization or industrial economics, the microeconomics field that focuses on business behavior and its implications for both market structures and processes, and for related public policies.

*Part of the renowned Handbooks in Economics series
*Chapters are contributed by some of the leading experts in their fields
*A source, reference and teaching supplement for industrial organizations or industrial economists

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Fantastic review of IO current in the early 2000s. Focuses mainly on empirical techniques.


Chapter 28 The Economic Analysis of Advertising
Chapter 29 Empirical Models of Entry and Market Structure
Chapter 30 A Framework for Applied Dynamic Analysis in IO
Competition with Switching Costs and Network Effects
Chapter 32 An Empirical Perspective on Auctions
Chapter 33 A Primer on Foreclosure
Chapter 34 Price Discrimination and Competition
Theory and Evidence
Chapter 36 Antitrust Policy toward Horizontal Mergers
Author Index
Subject Index

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Mark Armstrong is Professor of Economics and Director of the ESRC Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution (ELSE). He is a Fellow of the British Academy, Co-editor of the RAND Journal of Economics, and Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Review of Economic Studies.

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