Economics and E-commerce, Fall 2014

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Economics
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Level:
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Language:
English
Material Type:
Full Course, Homework and Assignments, Syllabi
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Abstract:
This course uses theoretical models and empirical studies to help understand the economics behind various internet businesses. We will begin with a discussion of relevant topics from industrial organization (IO) including monopoly pricing, price discrimination, product differentiation, and barriers to entry. The main part of the course will be a discussion of a number of online businesses. In the context of those businesses, we will discuss extensions and applications of the ideas from the first section of the course.

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