Industrial Organization:
Strategy and Competition in Business

Industrial Organization is the area of economics that studies the markets as institutions, the state of competition and strategic interaction among firms, the industrial policy and the business decisions firms make within the market framework. The focus of the course is split equally between the economic theory and business perspective but there is a significant legal component incorporated in various topics

  • Massive Open Online Course
  • Flexible Terms
  • 10 weeks (2 credits)
  • 26 hours
  • Online Course
  • Certificate
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About the Course

The course includes economic modeling, game theory, numerous real life examples and several case studies. We explore interesting topics of market organization such as negotiations, antitrust, networks, platforms, electronic markets, intellectual property, business strategies, predation, entry deterrence and many others

Course Objectives


Understand the structure of markets and the nature of strategic competition


Enrich understanding of the institutional framework of business


Improve analytical ability in negotiations

Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze markets from the perspective of the economic theory

2. Analyze markets from the applied business perspective

3. Analyze markets from the institutional and legal perspective

Программа обучения

Week 1. The firm

Week 2. Game theory foundations

Week 3. Static competition

Week 4. Dynamic competition

Week 5. Deterrence and predation

Week 6. Price discrimination

Week 7. Product differentiation

Week 8. Vertical relations

Week 9. Networks and platforms

Week 10. Intellectual property

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The course requires understanding of basic economic modeling, knowledge of intermediate microeconomics (especially production/cost theory), knowledge of basic concepts and methodologies of game theory, intermediate econometrics and basic calculus

Graduation Document




Learning Activities



Low-Stakes Assignments


Costs and Conditions

4 500 ₽

Full access to the learning materials + Graduation document

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