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Academic Year 2005/2006
ECON 221 FA
Topics covered in this course include the role and significance of larger corporations in the U.S. economy; the analysis of market power, corporate behavior, and market structure and their influence on corporate
pricing policy, including predation and discrimination, advertising, research and development, mergers, location, product characteristics, technical change, investment, and capacity utilization as they affect market
Some attention will be given to the ethical problems of greed, accounting manipulation, and deceptive balance sheets and income statements. Examples will be chosen from Enron and Arthur Anderson, Tyco, Adelphia,
Microsoft, network industries, airlines, professional sports, steel, oil, and automobiles.
Selected books in industrial economics. Articles from various journals.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Several exams; final exam as scheduled by the Registrar; several papers and/or problem sets. Class discussion of specific readings.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Staying current with assignments, and participating in class discussion. Maximum enrollment is 35. Please note that if you do not match one of the prerequisite listings EXACTLY, then you need a prerequisite override.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
ECON110 OR ECON101
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- Instructor(s): Miller,Richard A.
- Times: .M.W.F. 09:00AM-09:50AM; Location: PAC104;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 35)
- SR. major: 7 Jr. major: 8
- SR. non-major: 2 Jr. non-major: 2 SO: 16 FR: X
- Curricular Renewal: Quantitative Reasoning
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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