Industrial Economics

Government — investor, risk-taker, innovator

Location (URL): 
https://www.ted.com/talks/mariana_mazzucato_government_investor_risk_taker_innovator
Creator: 
Mariana Mazzucato, University of Sussex
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A 14-minute talk, filmed in 2013, when Mazzucato was publicising her book "The Entrepreneurial State". She argues that private venture capital takes fewer risks than generally thought and that the state has an unexpectedly large role in fostering risk taking and innovation. The talk is downloadable in a variety of formats, comes with an interactive transcript and has subtitles available in many languages.

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Circular Economy

Location (URL): 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIzqPSxpstTmizvIiYbknLRx77911kxN5
Creator: 
European Commission

A playlist on an official European Commission YouTube channel collects videos from 2014 about the concept of a circular economy. These include long (11 minute) and short (3 minute) versions of a documentary about the Commission's policy of moving towards a circular economy. There is also a talk on the subject by Janez Potocnik, European Commissioner for Environment.

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Energy Decisions, Markets and Policies

Location (URL): 
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-031j-energy-decisions-markets-and-policies-spring-2012/
Creator: 
Richard Schmalensee, MIT

Video lectures, PDF lecture slides and some assessment questions from a 22-lecture course taught at MIT in 2012. The main sections of the course are ""Energy Systems and Policies: Overview", "The Climate Problem", "Household and Organization Decision-Making", "Primary Energy & Electric Power", and "Public Policies: Determinants & Processes".

Industry Structure, Strategy, and Public Policy

Location (URL): 
http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/industrial/seminars#Syllabi_reading_lists_and_handbooks
Creator: 
Mike Scherer, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Syllabus, dating from 2010, for a course building a systematic theoretical framework for analyzing the structure, behavior, and performance of major industries.

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Industrial Organization, a Contract Based approach

Location (URL): 
https://www.textbookequity.org/boccard-industrial-organization-2010/
Creator: 
Nicholas Boccard, University of Girona

PDF of over 800 pages including an extensive bibliography, released in 2010. "The analysis of market interactions, business strategies and public policy is performed using the standard framework of game theory and the recent advances of contract theory and information economics. The book is written from a European perspective, set side by side with the US experience."

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Economics of the Media

Location (URL): 
http://www.mruniversity.com/courses/economics-media
Creator: 
Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, George Mason University

Online course consisting of 41 Youtube videos (totalling about 4 hours), online self-tests and forum capabilities for asking questions. The course addresses the economics of media industries, media bias, regulation and other governmental actions, and how media related to economic development. Six of the video lectures are given by guest speakers, addressing topics including media bias, net neutrality, and the market for newspapers.

Transaction Cost Economics / Economics of Organisations

Location (URL): 
http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/heterodox/assessment#Transaction_Cost_Economics_Economics_of_Organisations
Creator: 
Julian Wells, Kingston University London

This is a literature search and review in which students have to assess a current debate between Ronald Coase and Benjamin Klein (and others).

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Industry Concentration & The Hannah-Kay Axioms: A Simulation Exercise

Location (URL): 
http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/archive/latreille_concentration
Creator: 
Paul Latreille, Swansea University

A simulation spreadsheet, user guide and exercise sheet, designed to allow students to explore various measures of industrial concentration and their behaviour under different scenarios, and hence to illustrate their performance in relation to, and the principles involved in, Hannah and Kay's (1977) 'axiomatic' properties characterising 'good' concentration measures.

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Industrial Economics module outline

Location (URL): 
http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/industrial/seminars#Syllabi_reading_lists_and_handbooks
Creator: 
David Paton, Nottingham University

This is a module outline for students on Business School Masters courses (e.g. Management, Finance and Investment, Risk Management) taking Industrial Economics as a semester 2 option.

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Workshop exercises in Industrial Economics

Location (URL): 
http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/industrial/seminars#Seminarworkshop_materials
Creator: 
David Paton, Nottingham University

Here are some workshop exercises (some based on problems in Church & Ware) used on the Industrial Economics module taught to Business School Masters at Nottingham University Business School. These are designed for students at their own pace under the supervision of a tutor. Their work is marked but does not form part of the module assessment.

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