Course Information
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorKonstantinos Papadopoulos
Course ID100000840

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • French (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Good knowledge of Microeconomics and Game Theory
Learning Outcomes
After the end of the semester, τhe student should clearly understand and be able to analyze using concepts and models of industrial organization: • The vertical relations between firms (supplier - retailer) • The strategy of product differentiation • Firm competition in the field of advertising • The strategies used by companies to maintain or enhance their market power, to prevent the entry of other firms in the industry • Competition Policy
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course is an introduction to Industrial Organization. We will explain the structure of markets as they are shaped by the strategic behavior of firms. Pricing behavior as well as other strategies define the degree of competition and market form. The course will deal with issues such as concentration and market power, market power measurement, vertical relationships, product differentiation, advertising, entry and exit in the industry. Classic topics such as introduction to game theory, forms of oligopoly, collusion (cartels) and price discrimination will be taught very briefly as they are taught within the courses "Elements of Game Theory", "Microeconomics II" and "Microeconomics III" The course assumes that the student is familiar with basic microeconomic theory and elementary game theory.
market power, vertical relations, advertising, product differentiation, entry - exit to the market
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Educational materials such as slides presented during the course, exams, solutions exercises, information or announcements will be posted exclusively on Blackboard, The student has the opportunity to download and print the relevant files from any computer or from the library of the Department. The website is updated on a weekly basis. All students will choose the course are required to enroll in the Blackboard system from the first week to receive in order to receive notifications by e-mail.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Reading Assigment
Written assigments4
Student Assessment
Written examination at the end of the semester. The evaluation will be based on an examination of the understanding of theory and the ability to solve exercises.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Written Exam (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Παναγιώτης Φώτης, Βιομηχανική Οργάνωση και Πολιτική Aνταγωνισμού, Εκδόσεις Προπομπός 2013, κωδικός στον «Εύδοξο»: 32998986 Cabral Luis, Βιομηχανική Οργάνωση, Εκδόσεις Κριτική, 2003, κωδικός στον «Εύδοξο» 11479
Additional bibliography for study
•Κατσουλάκος Ιωάννης, Θεωρία Βιομηχανικής Οργάνωσης, Εκδόσεις Τυπωθήτω - Γ.Δαρδανός 1998 •Ουσταπασίδης Κωνσταντίνος, Εφαρμοσμένη Βιομηχανική Οικονομική, Εκδόσεις Ζυγός, 2004 •Βέττας Ν. – Γ. Κατσουλάκος, Πολιτική Ανταγωνισμού και Ρυθμιστική Πολιτική, Εκδόσεις Τυπωθήτω - Γ.Δαρδανός 2004 •Waldman D. και E. Jensen, Βιομηχανική Οργάνωση, Θεωρία και Πράξη, Τόμος Ι, Εκδόσεις Παρίκος 2006 κωδικός στον «Εύδοξο» 16309 •Industrial Organization: Contemporary Theory and Practice (with Economic Applications) by Lynne Pepall, Daniel J. Richards, and George Norman (Hardcover - Aug 26, 2004) •The Theory of Industrial Organization by Jean Tirole (Hardcover - Jan 1, 1988) •Modern Industrial Organization (4th Edition) (Addison-Wesley Series in Economics) by Dennis W. Carlton and Jeffrey M. Perloff (Hardcover - May 13, 2004) •Industrial Organization: Theory and Applications by Oz Shy (Paperback - Jan 17, 1996) •The Economics of Industrial Organization by William G. Shepherd and Joanna Mehlhop Shepherd (Paperback - Aug 2003) •Industrial Organization: A Strategic Approach by J. R. Church and Roger Ware (Hardcover - Dec 20, 1999)
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