Network Economics Ruhr-Universität Bochum
This module analyses competition on network markets with tools of industrial economics. Topics are, complementarities, compatibility, network externalities, switching costs etc. Focus on hardware and software industry, telecommunication, informational goods, bank networks, etc. The focus is on the hardware and software industry, telecommunication, informational goods, bank networks, etc. Previous knowledge in industrial organization is helpful, but not a prerequisite, since we will briefly review the main concepts.
Qualification targets: The students should obtain a sound knowledge in network economics that allows them to read and understand original papers in the modern literature Imparted soft skills: Analytical thinking, Independent studying and learning, Critical thinking
Good knowledge of Microeconomics and Mathematics. Good knowledge of the Medium of instruction English.
100 % Written exam (90 min)
Week1: Introduction Week2: followed by Week3 to the Final Week
Online Course Requirement
Prof. Dr. Julio Robledo del Prado
a) Lecture b) Tutorial Learning material and relevant literature: Oz Shy (2001) The Economics of Network Industries, Cambridge University Press
Site for Inquiry
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Contact person: Jan Wüstenfeld: firstname.lastname@example.org
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