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Introduction to Industrial Organization

by Luis Cabral The MIT Press
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Hbk 368 pages
AU$149.00 NZ$153.04
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Over the past twenty years, the study of industrial organization--the analysis of imperfectly competitive markets--has grown from a niche area of microeconomics to a key component of economics and of related disciplines such as finance, strategy, and marketing. This book provides an issue-driven introduction to industrial organization. It includes a vast array of examples, from both within and outside the United States. While formal in its approach, the book is written in a way that requires only basic mathematical training. Supplemental materials posted on the Web make more extensive use of algebra and calculus.
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Preface xi

PART ONE: Introduction 1

1 What Is Industrial Organization?
Sample Chapter - Download PDF (145 KB) 3

2 Basic Microeconomics 15

3 The Firm 35

4 Games and Strategy 49

PART TWO: From Monopoly to Perfect Competition 67

5 Monopoly and Regulation 69

6 Perfect (and Almost Perfect) Competition 85

PART THREE: Oligopoly 99

7 Oligopoly Competition 101

8 Collusion 127

9 Market Structure and Market Power 151

PART FOUR: Price and Nonprice Strategies 165

10 Price Discrimination 167

11 Vertical Relations 189

12 Product Differentiation 205

13 Advertising 223

PART FIVE: Entry and Exit 239

14 Entry Costs, Market Structure, and Welfare 241

15 Strategic Behavior, Entry and Exit 259

PART SIX: Technology 289

16 Research and Development 291

17 Networks and Standards 311

Notes 335


Industrial organization has needed a book like this. This articulateexposition of the subject by Luis Cabral, who has himself made many importantcontributions to the field, will be invaluable to all students of industrialorganization. Paul Klemperer, Fellow of the British Academy and Edgeworth Professor ofEconomics, Oxford University This book seems destined to become a leading text in the field. Itcontains extremely good motivating examples from several countries, and is the firstbook successfully to incorporate a modern discussion of the determinants of marketstructure. I intend to adopt it. Michael Waterson, Department of Economics, University of Warwick This is destined to be a leading text both for traditional courses inindustrial organization and for courses on the economics of management strategy. Itis rigorous without being intimidating and clear without beingsuperficial. Pierre Regibeau, University of Essex and Centre for Economic PolicyResearch Cabral's Introduction to Industrial Organization isclear, precise, relevant, even fun. This delightful volume is your best choice forcrisp and accessible coverage of I.O. theory. Carl Shapiro, Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy, Haas School ofBusiness, University of California at Berkeley
Luis M.B. Cabral is Professor of Economics at the Leonard Stern School ofBusiness, New York University.