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Topics in Industrial Organization - JEB136
Anglický název: Topics in Industrial Organization
Zajišťuje: Institut ekonomických studií (23-IES)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2017 do 2017
Semestr: zimní
Body: 3
E-Kredity: 3
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:2/0 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: 97 / neurčen (97)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Poznámka: předmět je možno zapsat mimo plán
povolen pro zápis po webu
při zápisu přednost, je-li ve stud. plánu
Garant: PhDr. Jiří Schwarz, Ph.D.
Vyučující: PhDr. Jiří Schwarz, Ph.D.
Prerekvizity : JEB004
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Ing. Dagmar Schnellerová (04.06.2014)

This course provides perspectives of top executives of important Czech firms on industrial organization. Every lecture, given by a different top executive, focuses on one specific industry and its market structure, pricing, regulation, and factors influencing market equilibrium. The course covers major industries such as private equity, real estate, energy industries, banking, finance, telecommunications, IT, media, public relations, building industry, engineering, food industry, or health care.
Cíl předmětu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Jiří Schwarz, Ph.D. (04.06.2014)

The goal of this course is to have top executives of important Czech firms from various industries describe industry characteristics and market structure in which their firm operates. Lecturers will prepare their lectures in line with a given outline - it won’t be a "chat with a celebrity". It is expected that students already possess the needed theoretical background (JEB008 Mikroekonomie II, or JEB108 Microeconomics II). Lecturers will only deal with the specifics of "their" industries.

The course requirements are: passing midterm and final test, reading one assigned article each week related to the industry dealt with during the corresponding lecture and critically summarizing it in reader’s diary.

Deskriptory - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Jiří Schwarz, Ph.D. (04.06.2014)

Preliminary outline of a lecture:

  1. Market structure of an industry
    • Type of structure (monopoly (natural versus administrative), dominant firm, cooperative/non-cooperative oligopoly, monopolistic competition, perfect competition)
    • Barriers to entry into the industry
    • Market share and market power
    • Demand structure of the industry
  2. Pricing
    • Non-cooperative strategic decision making (predatory pricing, limit pricing, …)
    • Cooperative strategic decision making (collusion)
    • Price discrimination
    • Price development and price forecast
  3. Market equilibrium
    • Information and information asymmetry
    • Supply chain
    • Advertisement, marketing
    • Patent policy, trade marks, specificities of goods
    • Incentives for innovations, technological progress (R&D)
  4. Regulation
    • National, EU and international regulation policy
    • Antitrust legislation and its application in the industry
    • Regulation of international trade (tariffs, subsidies, quotas, …)
  5. Questions and discussion
  6. The company within the industry
    • Ownership and corporate governance
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Cost curves, economies of scale
    • Hierarchy of the company’s goals


Preliminary list of industries:

  • Private equity and real estate
  • Energy industry
  • Gas industry
  • Engineering
  • Oil industry
  • Banking and finance
  • Telecommunications
  • IT
  • TV and media
  • Building industry
  • Public relations
  • Food industry
  • Health care


Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Jiří Schwarz, Ph.D. (30.09.2015)

Read one article each week & summarize critically in a reader's diary ... 20%
Midterm ... 30%
Final exam ... 50%


Einav, Liran and Jonathan Levin. 2010. Empirical Industrial Organization: A Progress Report. Journal of Economic Perspectives 24(2): 145-162.

Caves, Douglas W. and Laurits R. Christensen. 1980. The Relative Efficiency of Public and Private Firms in a Competitive Environment: The Case of Canadian Railroads. Journal of Political Economy 88(5): 958-976.

Cumming, Douglas and Uwe Walz. 2010. Private equity returns and disclosure around the world. Journal of International Business Studies 41(4): 727-754.

Goddard, John, Philip Molyneux, John O.S. Wilson, and Manouche Tavakoli. 2007. European banking: An overview. Journal of Banking & Finance 31(7): 1911-1935.

Goldman, Dana and Darius Lakdawalla. 2011. "Chapter Thirteen - Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Biomedical Research, and Marketing of Patented Products." In Handbook of Health Economics, edited by Mark V. Pauly, Thomas G. Mcguire, and Pedro P. Barros, Volume 2:825-72.

Farr, Stephen J., Carol Horton Tremblay, and Victor J. Tremblay. 2001. The Welfare Effect of Advertising Restrictions in the U.S. Cigarette Industry. Review of Industrial Organization 18(2): 147-160.

Cambini, Carlo and Yanyan Jiang. 2009. Broadband investment and regulation: A literature review. Telecommunications Policy 33(10-11): 559-574.

Criscuolo, Chiara, Jonathan E. Haskel, and Matthew J. Slaughter. 2010. Global engagement and the innovation activities of firms. International Journal of Industrial Organization 28(2): 191-202.

Getz, Kathleen A. 2001. Public affairs and political strategy: theoretical foundations. Journal of Public Affairs 1(4): 305-329.

Evans, David S. and Richard Schmalensee. 2007. The Industrial Organization of Markets with Two-Sided Platforms. Competition Policy International 3(1): 151-173.

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