Part One: The Basics of Industrial Organization 1. Introduction 2.
The Firm and Its Costs 3. Competition and Monopoly 4. Market
Structure 5. Mergers Part Two: Modern Industrial Organization: Game
Theory and Strategic Behavior 6. Game Theory: A Framework for
Understanding Oligopolistic Behavior 7. The Development of Theory
8. Monopoly Practices 9. Price Discrimination 10. Product
Differentiation 11. Advertising 12. Vertical Integration and
Vertical Relationships 13. Collusion: The Great Prisoner's Dilemma
14. Oligopoly Behavior: Entry and Pricing to Deter Entry 15.
Oligopoly Behavior: Entry and Nonpricing Strategies to Deter Entry
Part Three: Business Practices 16. Technological Change and
Research and Development 17. Antitrust: The Laws and Policy Toward
Market Power 18. Antitrust: Collusion 19. Antitrust: Mergers
20. Antitrust: Price Discrimination 21. Antitrust: Public Policy Toward Vertical Restraints of Trade and Group Boycotts 22. International Economics and Industrial Organization 23. Regulation and Deregulation Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems Index
Don E. Waldman is Richard M. Kessler Professor of Economic Studies at Colgate University, USA. Elizabeth J. Jensen is Professor of Economics at Hamilton College, USA.
This is an updated comprehensive industrial organization textbook that combines theory, empirical examples, and policy applications. It brings out connections between theory and the real world, and makes complicated models accessible. A perfect pedagogical companion for professors and undergraduate students.
- Gamal Atallah, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada Students appreciate the way this textbook carefully explains the relevant economic theories, and then shows how these theories can help us understand corporate behavior and analyze court decisions in antitrust cases. - William J. Field, Professor of Economics & Management, DePauw University