Titolare del corso: Alberto Gaggero email@example.com
This course is self-sustained and there are no pre-requisites to attend this course. Basic knowledge of game theory and econometrics may help, but it is not compulsory.
Didactic method: The course is mainly computer-based and will be held in a computer lab.
This course introduces students to empirical methods in Industrial Organization. The course is mainly computer-based and will be held in a computer lab. The first part of the course hinges on the software Comlabgames and covers different topics in game theory applied to industrial organization. The second part of the course focuses on various applications of industrial organization using the econometric package STATA. Occasionally some applied papers may be reviewed during the course.
By the end of the course students are expected to be able to design and run their own games/experiments on the computer, as well as to analyse actual datasets and produce econometric inference.
Introduction to Comlabgames
Games in extensive form and strategic forms
Rational behavior, backward induction, dominance
Introduction to Stata
Inference using different data sets covering various topics of applied industrial organization (e.g. entry/exit, price discrimination, market structure, etc.)