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Learner Career Outcomes

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 36 hours to complete

Suggested: 10 weeks of study, 4 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

The firm

10 videos (Total 83 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
1. Tour of the course4m
2. What is a firm?7m
3. The technological view12m
4. Economies and concentration6m
5. Incomplete contract9m
6. Informational asymmetries10m
7. Long-run relationship8m
8. Vertical relationship model11m
9. Case: GM vs. Fisher Body9m
2 readings
Welcome note2m
Readings & Links2m
1 practice exercise
The firm1h
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Game theory foundations

10 videos (Total 98 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
2. The bi-matrix and strict dominance10m
3. Dominant Equilibrium6m
4. Nash Equilibrium13m
5. Interesting cases of NE8m
6. The prisoner’s dilemma5m
7. Case: The cheater’s dilemma10m
8. Repeated games10m
9. Dynamic games8m
10. Example: Energon vs. Orange13m
1 reading
Readings & Links2m
1 practice exercise
Game theory foundations1h
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Static competition

10 videos (Total 95 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
2. Competition in quantities12m
3. Application: Linear demand – constant cost11m
4. First mover advantage12m
5. Competition in prices9m
6. The Bertrand Paradox5m
7. Capacity constraints8m
8. Differentiated products9m
9. Application: Differentiated products6m
10. The prospect of collusion10m
1 reading
Readings & Links2m
1 practice exercise
Static competition1h
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Dynamic competition

10 videos (Total 100 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
2. Infinite horizon12m
3. Renegotiation9m
4. Price wars14m
5. Establishing collusion14m
6. Complications: asymmetries and heterogeneity7m
7. Complications: volatility and structure8m
8. Antitrust9m
9. Prosecution is not straightforward8m
10. Detection6m
1 reading
Readings & Links2m
1 practice exercise
Dynamic competition1h

Instructor

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Kosmas Marinakis

Assistant Professor
ICEF and Faculty of Economics Sciences, HSE

About National Research University Higher School of Economics

National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) is one of the top research universities in Russia. Established in 1992 to promote new research and teaching in economics and related disciplines, it now offers programs at all levels of university education across an extraordinary range of fields of study including business, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, political science, international relations, law, Asian studies, media and communicamathematics, engineering, and more. Learn more on www.hse.ru...

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