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SS461 (Version: 2020 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS461 INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION 2020 1 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
Industrial Organization studies the decision making of the firm in a variety of market structures, with particular emphasis on markets in which firms possess some market power. Many of the restrictive assumptions imposed in models of perfect competition are relaxed. The course explores the strategic decision making of firms regarding: market entry and exit, choice of plant size/capacity, the decision to be a multi-product firm, product versioning, and vertical integration. Game-theoretic models are introduced and applied to firm decisions regarding entry, pricing, advertising, and responses to government regulation. The role of imperfect and asymmetric information in firm interactions, from bargaining games to strategic entry deterrence to uses of warranties and prices as a signal of quality, is stressed throughout. Finally, the course analyzes government regulation of markets, including information provision, product regulation, and antitrust policy.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

SS461 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS368 2018 1 1 Y
  SS382 2017 2 1 Y

SS461 (Version: 2020 2) COURSE DETAILS


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS461 LEADERSHIP ECONOMICS 2020 2 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
Good leadership has always been defined by what worked yesterday, yet no formal discipline exists to teach you principles for dealing with unanticipated challenges and uncertainty. As you'll learn, leadership is the act of choosing to shape the world, shifting it from its current path. However, there is no single leadership formula precisely because the innovations of leaders are new creations. Instead, we will construct a framework of human action that rests on decades of research in behavioral economics and neuroscience, formalized with the mathematical tools of microeconomics. With this framework, we assess the role and appropriate application of autonomy, character and honor, humility, empathy, resilience, and more. We will also read and consider how the latest self-help and business movements fit within this framework, including "psychological capital" (PsyCap), "Immunity to Change," "Grit," and others. The key takeaway of the course will be a formalization of what it means to be people of action.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

SS461 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS368 2018 1 1 Y
  SS382 2017 2 1 Y

SS461 (Version 2020-2) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED CRSE DIRECTOR DETAILS
2023 - 2 1 18 18 9 0 9 N DR PHIPPS Hours

2024 - 1 1 18 18 14 0 4 N Hours

2025 - 1 1 18 18 4 0 14 N Hours

2026 - 1 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours


SS461 (Version: 2017 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
SS461 INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION 2017 2 Social Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
Industrial Organization studies the decision making of the firm in a variety of market structures, with particular emphasis on markets in which firms possess some market power. Many of the restrictive assumptions imposed in models of perfect competition are relaxed. The course explores the strategic decision making of firms regarding: market entry and exit, choice of plant size/capacity, the decision to be a multi-product firm, product versioning, and vertical integration. Game-theoretic models are introduced and applied to firm decisions regarding entry, pricing, advertising, and responses to government regulation. The role of imperfect and asymmetric information in firm interactions, from bargaining games to strategic entry deterrence to uses of warranties and prices as a signal of quality, is stressed throughout. Finally, the course analyzes government regulation of markets, including information provision, product regulation, and antitrust policy.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None

SS461 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
PRE REQUISITE  
  SS368 2018 1 1 Y
  SS382 2017 2 1 Y