Mini Courses: Industrial Organisation

Every week on Monday, until 1 Mar 2017
9am - 5pm

Presented by Michael Riordan

Columbia University

This mini-course will address three topics: predatory pricing, vertical mergers, and bundling.  A lecture on each of the three topics will discuss a select recent paper in the context of relevant broader industrial organization literature and pertinent competition policy issues.

Short syllabus:

I. Predatory Pricing

II. Vertical Mergers

III. Bundling

About the Speaker

Professor Riordan specializes in industrial organization economics. His recent research interests include topics on telecommunications, antitrust, and oligopoly. He has written numerous journal articles on these and other industrial organization topics including regulation, contract theory, defense procurement, health services, vertical integration, internal organization of firms, and product quality. Professor Riordan’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Drug Abuse, and other organizations. He is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society and was a National Fellow of the Hoover Institution. He served as co-editor of the RAND Journal of Economics, a member of the editorial board of the American Economic Review, and associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics. His government experience includes assignments as Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission and Economic Advisor at the Federal Trade Commission. He held previous academic appointments at the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, and Boston University. Professor Riordan received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

To Register

This course is free to attend, please email to register prior to arrival at