• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Law, Economics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Richard Denniss
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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This course will use theoretical industrial organisation models as tools and analyse their application on competition policy and regulation. Our starting point will be the introduction of market definition and market power. We will then consider the exercise of market power in a number of settings, such as through collusion, merger, vertical control, predation, and some non-price monopolization practices. Treatments of various potentially anti-competitive conducts in various guidelines will be discussed, including the ACCC merger guideline and Trade Practices Act 1974.

In the last part of the course, we review the theory of economic regulation. The materials covered include the basic theory of regulation and its application in network industries.

This is the last course in the applied micro economics sequence. For students considering taking this course as well as Industrial Organisation, the suggested sequence would be taking IO first.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

In addition to the learning outcomes for the material taught in the pass course honours students will be:
- exposed to the main theoretical tools used by researchers in the field of Industrial Organization;
- have the capacity to use formally analyse competition policy issues.

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

The assessment will be based on a mid term test, a final exam and assignments. The exams may cover additional material than the Pass level exams.

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Lectures and tutorials as for the pass course together with additional honours class.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course, you must have completed ECON2101 Microeconomics 2 (P) (or ECON2111 Microeconomics 2 (H) ) or ECON2141 Strategic Thinking: An Introduction to Game Theory (or ECON2142 Strategic Thinking: An Introduction to Game Theory (H) or ECON3152 Game Theory (P) or ECON3153 Game Theory (H) ).


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3480
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9676 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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