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Module WIW-IOE-IIO-M-7

Industrial Organization (M, 4.5 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
WIW-IOE-IIO-M-7 Industrial Organization 4.5 CP (135 h)


CP, Effort 4.5 CP = 135 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Area of study [WIW-IOE] Microecomonics
Reference course of study [WIW-88.21-SG] M.Sc. Business Studies
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
Industrial Economics
P 45 h 90 h - - PL1 4.5 WiSe
  • About [WIW-IOE-IIO-K-7]: Title: "Industrial Economics"; Presence-Time: 45 h; Self-Study: 90 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (90 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: Examination only within the course
    Exam (90min.) or Take-Home-Exam

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


Fundamental concepts of Industrial Economics and analysis of the strategic behavior of firms.
  • Monopoly: one good, multiple goods, price discrimination
  • Static oligopoly: price competition (Bertrand), quantity competition (Cournot), product differentiation (Hotelling and Salop), capacity constraints
  • Dynamic oligopoly: collusion, market entry, varying demand, unobservable deviations

Competencies / intended learning achievements

On successful completion of the module students are able to
  • recommend possible actions to firms
  • assess the strategic behavior of firms
  • evaluate imperfect markets
  • contrast diverse market environments


  • Belleflamme, P., Peitz, M. (2010): Industrial Organization. Markets and Strategies. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.
  • Tirole, J. (1988): The Theory of Industrial Organisation. The MIT Press. Cambridge.


Further materials and literature
  • Lecture documents

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)

A course in Microeconomics and Game Theory, analytic thinking.

Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [WIW-IOE-IIO-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[SO-88A.646-SG] M.A. Integrative Social Science [Section (non-specific)] M.A. Integrative Sozialwissenschaft (alt) [WP] Compulsory Elective
[SO-88A.646-SG] M.A. Integrative Social Science [Specialisation] Schwerpunkt Politik, Wirtschaft, Ethik [WP] Compulsory Elective
[SO-88A.646-SG] M.A. Integrative Social Science [Section (non-specific)] M.A. Integrative Sozialwissenschaft (ab WS 20/21) [WP] Compulsory Elective
Module-Pool Name
[GS-CVT-BS-2022-E-MPOOL-6] Catalog Electives Business Studies and Economics 2022
[WIW-EIE-MPOOL-7] Field of Specialization: Environmental and Industrial Economics
[WIW-ET-MPOOL-7] Field of Specialization: Economic Theory
[WIW-IOE-MPOOL-7] Field of Specialization: Industrial Economics