Aims and Objectives



  • Further students' understanding of theoretical models in industrial organisation
  • Further students' ability to identify practical and testable implications from theoretical models
  • Develop students' ability to apply analytical tools and critical thinking to a broad range of issues in industrial organisation
  • Develop students knowledge and tools for carrying out original research in this area.

By the end of the module students should have enhanced their abilities in the following dimensions as detailed in the Programme Specification for Economics:

Knowledge and Understanding  

  • Apply core advanced economic theory to applied topics (A2) Show understanding of advanced analytical methods (A3)

Intellectual Skills

  • Reason logically and work analytically (B3)

Professional/Practical Skills

  • Identify appropriate economic models (C1) Use appropriate techniques to solve problems (C2) Justify conclusions using economic arguments with appropriate rigour (C3)

Transferable/Key Skills

  • Apply mathematical, statistical and graphical techniques in an appropriate manner (D1)