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PS = Problem Set
CSG = Competitive Strategy Game

LEC # TOPICS ASSIGNMENTS
1 Overview & Review Cemex Discussion Questions (PDF)
2 Recitation: Regression Basics
3 Monopoly & Dominant Firms Cemex Discussion
4 Game Theory 1: Static Models Game Handout Due (PDF)

PS 1 Out
5 Recitation: Competitive Strategy Game
7 Game Theory II: Dynamic Games GE Case Questions (PDF)
8 Recitation: Dynamic Games PS 1 Due
9 Tacit Collusion: GE-Westinghouse HBS Case GE Case Discussion

CSG 1 Due
10 Facilitating Practices & Cartel Introduction OPEC Questions
11 Recitation: Dynamic Games
12 Cartels & Price-fixing; Antitrust Law OPEC Discussion

PS 2 Out (include pricing questions)
  • PS2 (PDF)
  • PS2 Solutions (PDF)
CSG 2 Due
13 Antitrust Policy: Mergers & Monopolization
14 Recitation: Cartels
15 Measuring Market Power CSG 3 Due
16 Oligopoly Pricing Strategies I Pricing Discussion

PS 2 Due
17 Recitation: Exam 1 Review, PS 2 solutions
18 Oligopoly Pricing Strategies II CSG 4 Due
19 Mid-term Exam
20 Oligopoly Pricing Strategies III CSG 5 Due
21 Entry PS 3 Out (PDF)

Titanium Dioxide Questions
22 Recitation
23 Entry Deterrence Titanium Dioxide Discussion

AMR Questions

CSG 6 Due
24 Predatory Pricing AMR Case Discussion
25 Recitation
26 Raising Rivals' Costs PS 3 Due

Cereal Questions

CSG 7 Due
27 Product Choice 1: Spatial Models & Cereal Cereal Discussion
28 Recitation: Spatial Competition Models; PS 3
29 Product Choice 2: Quality, Durability & Networks PS 4 Out
  • PS4 (PDF)
  • PS4 Solutions (PDF)
CSG 8 Due
30 Recitation
31 Advertising CSG 9 Due
32 R&D
33 Recitation
34 Internal Organization 1: Firm Boundaries PS 4 Due

CSG 10 Due
35 Internal Organization 2: Firm Behavior
36 Recitation: CSG Debriefing CSG Write-up Due  (PDF)

Industry Discussion Questions Out
37 Vertical Structure
38 Industry Discussion
39 Review for Final Exam
40 Final Exam




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