1. Core textbooks 4 items
    For each topic, references to the relevant chapters or pages in the first textbook will be provided. The other textbooks are of similar coverage and level, and you may find them useful as alternatives.
    1. Introduction to industrial organization - Luís M. B. Cabral 2000

      Book Essential

    2. Industrial organization: competition, strategy and policy - John Lipczynski, John O. S. Wilson, John A. Goddard 2013

      Book Recommended

    3. Modern industrial organization - Dennis W. Carlton, Jeffrey M. Perloff c2005

      Book Recommended

  2. Review of basic microeconomics 2 items
    1. Chapter 2: Basic Microeconomics - Luís M. B. Cabral


    2. Microeconomics - David Besanko, Ronald R. Braeutigam c2011

      Book  Consumer surplus is explained on pages 173-174.Producer surplus is explained on pages 370-377. Cost curves are covered on pages 285-310 (but in more detail than we need).

  3. Perfect competition and monopoly 2 items
    1. Chapter 5: Monopoly and Regulation - Luís M. B. Cabral

      Chapter  We will not cover regulation of monopoly in any detail. You need only read section 5.1 (and can skip the subsection on dominant firms).

    2. Chapter 6: Perfect (and Almost Perfect) Competition - Luís M. B. Cabral

      Chapter  You need only read section 6.1. We will not cover the monopolistic competition model.

  4. Price discrimination 2 items
    1. Chapter 10: Price Discrimination - Luís M. B. Cabral


    2. Intermediate microeconomics: a modern approach - Hal R. Varian 2010

      Book  Pages 465-467 cover the diagrammatic derivation of the optimal price-quantity menu with two different consumers.

  5. Game theory 1 item
    1. Chapter 4: Games and Strategy - Luís M. B. Cabral


  6. Oligopoly 2 items
    1. Chapter 7: Oligopoly Competition - Luís M. B. Cabral


    2. Quantity Precommitment and Bertrand Competition Yield Cournot Outcomes - David M. Kreps and Jose A. Scheinkman 1983

      Article Background This paper provides a link between quantity (Cournot) and price (Bertrand) competition. It shows that Cournot competition leads to the same outcomes as competition in a model where firms first commit to capacities/output and then choose prices.

  7. Collusion 1 item
    1. Chapter 8: Collusion - Luís M. B. Cabral


  8. Entry 3 items
    1. Free Entry and Social Inefficiency - N. Gregory Mankiw and Michael D. Whinston 1986

      Article Recommended Covers the excess entry result in homogeneous product markets. Do not worry about the mathematics, just try to understand the intuition behind the results.

    2. Chapter 15: Strategic Behaviour, Entry and Exit - Luís M. B. Cabral