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Undergraduate Course: Market Structure, Conduct and Performance (BUST10008)

Course Outline
SchoolBusiness School CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaBusiness Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website http://www.bus.ed.ac.uk/programmes/ugpc.html Taught in Gaelic?No
Course description & Strategic Behaviour Concerning Choices of Price and
Output in Oligopolies
& Price and Output Coordination in Practice
& Limit Pricing and Strategic Entry Deterrence
& Determinants of the Structure of Markets: Strategic
Behaviour, Economies of Scale, Chance
& Causes and Effects of Acquisitions and Mergers
& Empirical Studies Relating Market Structure to
Economic Performance
& Strategic Choices Concerning the Amount and Speed of R&D
Activity in Different Market Structures


Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Business Economics (BUST08005) OR Economics 2 (ECNM08006)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 3 Business Studies/Management courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.


Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-5 & 7-11 09:00 - 10:50
First Class Week 1, Thursday, 09:00 - 10:50, Zone: Central. Forrest Hill, Room 3.D01
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Part-year visiting students only (VV1) WebCT enabled:  No Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-5 & 7-11 09:00 - 10:50
First Class Week 1, Thursday, 09:00 - 10:50, Zone: Central. Forrest Hill, Room 3.D01
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Welfare economics of Monopoly and Competition. Determinants of market structure. Oligopolistic coordination. Structure-performance relationships. Market power and technological change. Certain economic aspects of advertising.
Assessment Information
Continuous assessment - one essay (approx 2000 words) 30%
Final exam 70%
Visiting Student Variant Assessment
Two 3000 word essays (50% each) for visiting students.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsMSCP
Contacts
Course organiserProf Jonathan Crook
Tel: (0131 6)50 3802
Email: j.crook@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Patricia Ward-Scaltsas
Tel: (0131 6)50 3823
Email: Patricia.Ward-Scaltsas@ed.ac.uk
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