Industrial Organization: Theory and Applications

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MIT Press, 1995 - Business & Economics - 466 pages
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"This book presents the main ideas of modern industrial organization, many of which are explained without using calculus. Only the ability to follow logical arguments is needed for these sections. Oz Shy also provides a very nice introduction to topics which are typically not covered in other texts, namely the basic results about compatibility and the choice of standards as well as a concise analysis of specific industries."
-- Jacques Thisse, Professor of Economics at the Sorbonne and CERAS, Paris This upper-level undergraduate text provides an introduction to industrial organization theory along with applications and nontechnical analyses of the legal system and antitrust laws. Using the modern approach but without emphasizing the mathematical generality inherent in many of the arguments, it bridges the gap between existing nontheoretical texts written for undergraduates and highly technical texts written for graduate students. The book can also be used in masters' programs, and advanced graduate students will find it a convenient guide to modern industrial organization.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Theoretical Background
9
Technology Production Cost and Demand
43
Perfect Competition
63
The Monopoly
71
Markets for Homogeneous Products
97
Markets for Differentiated Products
133
Concentration Mergers and Entry Barriers
169
Advertising
281
Quality Durability and Warranties
307
TwoPart Tariff and PeakLoad
341
Bundling Upgrading
361
Chapter 13 excluding section 13
372
Section 14 2
385
Management Compensation and Regulation
395
Section 15 5
416

of entry cost
191
Subsection 8 4 5
215
Research and Development
221
Section 9 5
239
The Economics of Compatibility and Standards
253
Price Dispersion and Search Theory
421
Miscellaneous Industries
437
Section 15 4
438
Index
459
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Oz Shy is on the faculty at the University of Haifa.

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