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Industrial Organization
ECON 221
Fall 2006 not offered

Topics covered in this course include the role and significance of larger corporations in the U.S. economy; the analysis of market power, corporate behavior, and market structure and their influence on corporate strategy--of pricing policy, including predation and discrimination, advertising, research and development, mergers, location, product characteristics, technical change, investment, and capacity utilization as they affect market performance. Some attention will be given to the ethical problems of greed, accounting manipulation, and deceptive balance sheets and income statements. Examples will be chosen from Enron and Arthur Anderson, Tyco, Adelphia, WorldCom, Microsoft, network industries, airlines, professional sports, steel, oil, and automobiles.

Essential Capabilities: Quantitative Reasoning
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ECON110 OR ECON101
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON)

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