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EC4408   Industrial Organisation and Regulations

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Available to General Degree students with the permission of the Honours Adviser

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module is an analytical treatment of industrial organisation in a dynamic context, providing rigorous coverage of core areas of the subject, supported mostly by both theoretical models and some econometric studies. The Topics covered are as follows: Modules of intra-industry competition, including discussion in game theoretic terms; market structures, economies of scale, entry and exit; product differentiation, innovation; mergers.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 20 hours of lectures over 11 weeks, 1-hour tutorial (x 5 weeks) plus 1 office hour (x 12 weeks).

Scheduled learning hours: 37

Guided independent study hours: 163

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-Hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework (including Class test 25%) = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 75%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 25%

Re-assessment: 2-Hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr M M A La Manna
Module teaching staff: Dr M La Manna